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MINUTES 



-~" PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

January 10, 1989 

COMMISSIONERS 

H. Welton Flynn, President 

Arthur V. Toupin, Vice President 

Jeffrey Lee 

Sherri Chiesa 

Rodel E. Rodis 



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DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean w. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



89-001 



Call to Order: 2:15 P.M. 



Present: President H. Welton Flynn, Vice President Arthur V. 

Toupin, Commissioner Jeffrey Lee, Commissioner Sherri 
Chiesa, Commissioner Rodel E. Rodis 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the Minutes of the Regular 
Meeting of December 13, 1988 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0001 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$466,075.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0002 MR Approving compromise settlements in the amount of 

$318.13, and collections in the amount of $15,126.75, 
for payment of damage claims which the Municipal 
Railway has against miscellaneous debtors for the 
month of November, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0003 MR Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, totaling 
$154,793.50, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of November, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0004 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-1011, Presidio 
Yard Security Fencing and Gates. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 

89-002 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0005 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2017, 8-inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Hamilton and Dwight Streets between Woolsey and 
Bowdoin Streets; Bowdoin Street between Olmstead and 
Mansell Streets; Brussels and Ordway Streets between 
Olmstead and Goettinger Street. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0006 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 

circulate a Request for Proposals for a consultant to 
perform energy efficiency design review of municipal 
Capital Improvement Projects in the predesign and 
design stages. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0007 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 

issue a Final Contract Payment Authorization in the 
amount of $4,000.00 to Newcomb Anderson Associates 
for consulting services. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0008 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 
enter into a professional service contract with 
Moore-Iacofano-Goltsman, in the amount of $9,450.00, 
to provide consulting services for the development of 
administrative and technical rules and guidelines for 
the implementation of the Commercial Energy 
Conservation Ordinance. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0009 GM Approving the Non Civil service and Temporary 

appointments and removals for the months of October 
and November 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 
89-003 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0010 GM Adopting the revised Conflict of Interest Code and 
urging the Board of Supervisors to adopt said 
code. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Lee, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0011 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to modify the 

existing contract with booz Allen and Hamilton to 
assist in completion of the vehicle specifications; 
monitor the design and manufacturing process, and 
provide inspection services; increasing the 
contracted amount by an additional $481,000 to a 
total contract cost not to exceed $771,000, and 
extending the completion date to June 30, 1992. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0012 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to negotiate and execute a professional services 
agreement with Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Inc., for an 
amount not to exceed $850,000 for a period of three 
years and five months, to provide engineering 
services related to the procurement of an Advanced 
Train Control System for the Muni Metro. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0013 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the Water 

Department and the Bureau of Energy Conservation 
Director to enter into a Memorandum-of-Understanding 
with the San Francisco Unified School District for 
the purpose of design, implementation and 
continuation of a permanent water and energy 
conservation program in the San Francisco public 
schools, for a maximum cost of $24,000 in fiscal year 
1988-89. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



89-004 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0014 WD Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Supplemental Appropriation in the 
amount of $187,938 to amend the water Department's 
operating budget to add ten new positions and related 
equipment for the expansion of the San Andreas Water 
Treatment Plant to comply with increased federal and 
state regulatory requirements for water quality. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0015 E Approving the assignment of the agreement between 
Parsons, Br inckerhof f , Quade and Douglas, Inc. and 
the Utilities Engineering Bureau to the consulting 
firm of Manna Consultants, Inc. and authorizing the 
Manager of the utilities Engineering Bureau to 
execute this assignment. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0016 E Authorizing the Manager, Utilities Engineering 

Bureau, to execute Amendment No. 1 to the Agreement 
with Gordon H. Chong and Associates, in an amount not 
to exceed $45,000, for design and construction 
administration of the Muni Treat Avenue Facility. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0017 FM Authorizing an agreement with Bay Area Rapid Transit 
District for reimbursement of feeder trips made on 
Muni to and from BART stations in San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0018 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
to apply for, accept and expend $22,951,101 from 
1989-90 State Article XIX Guideway and Transportation 
Planning Development (TP&D) Account Transit Capital 
Improvement funds and $4,934,219 from such regional 
and local match funding sources as State Transit 
Assistance funds, Bridge Toll Net Revenues, Hetch 
Hetchy funds, Transit Impact Development Fees, and 

89-005 



the San Francisco Municipal Railway Improvement 
Corporation for eight Municipal Railway capital 
projects: 1. 30-STOCKTON Trolley Overhead 
Reconstruction, 2. Market Street Transit 
Thoroughfare/F-MARKET Line, 3. 31-BALBOA 
Electrification, 4. Light Rail Vehicle Purchase, 
5. Cable Car Improvements, 6. Muni Metro Extension 
Right-of-Way Purchase, 7. Light Rail Vehicle 
Facility, 8. J-M Layover Terminals. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0019 FM Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 

Supervisors a supplemental appropriation for Security 
and Protective Services, in the amount of $798,809, 
for the projected FY 1988-89 budget shortfall; for 
additional guard and guard dog services; and for the 
addition of guard coverage for all Muni stations. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Rodis, seconded by Lee, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0020 FM Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Municipal Railway supplemental 
appropriation in the amount of $50,000 to fund 
Peninsula Corridor Study Joint Powers Board costs. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0021 FM Authorizing the General Manager to execute an 

agreement with Caltrans for the continued operation 
of an expanded shuttle bus program between the 
Caltrans Terminal at 4th and Townsend and the 
Downtown area, for Fiscal Year 1988-89, at a 
reimbursement rate of $67 per hour for incremental 
Municipal Railway motor coach service. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0022 CC Awarding the 0.42 acre right-of-way lease in San 

Mateo County to King C. Electric Inc., a California 
corporation, for a term of five (5) years, commencing 
January 1, 1989, in the amount of $9,660.96 per year. 

VOTE: Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



89-006 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chies 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0023 CC Authorizing a one (1) year Lease of .10 acres of 

Water Department Lands in San Francisco to California 
Book Company, Ltd., for the purpose of operating a 
book store, for a term of one (1) year, commencing 
January 1, 1989 and terminating on December 31, 1989, 
at an annual rental of $22,500.00. 

VOTE: - Ayes - Flynn, Toupin, Lee, Chiesa, Rodis 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

******** 
New Business 

President Flynn reported that he had addressed the State Senate 
Transportation Committee on behalf of the Public Utilities Commission 
and the Municipal Railway regarding the proposal to combine Bay Area 
transit systems. He said that he presented the benefits of the 
Municipal Railway's current operations. These committee hearings may 
result in State legislation proposing common maintenance and other 
common functions. 

******** 

Report of the General Manager 

Graffiti Update 

Ms. Jo Ivester, Deputy General Manager of Engineering and 
Administration, stated that last year the department presented a 
$12-13 million program. Staff reviewed the program to determine what 
actions could be taken without additional money. Ms. Barbara Allen 
Conway came over from the Mayor's office to work on the problem. 
Staff reviewed the department's capital program and identified items 
which could be deferred to provide funds for fencing. In addition, 
Mr. Charles Richardson, Chief of Protective Services, and the Finance 
Bureau, developed cost estimates to secure the yards with guards and 
guard dogs. 

Ms. Conway summarized the 1989 graffiti prevention plan which is 
divided into four areas: 1) security; 2) apprehension and 
prosecution; 3) cleaning; and 4) education and community involvement. 

Mr. Edward Pearson, Chief Engineer, showed a drawing of the type of 
fencing to be used at the yards. The Presidio yard will be fenced 
first. It is expected to be completed in August 1989. 

Ms. Ivestor stated that there had been a lot of misinformation 
circulating regarding a possible video system program. The program 
would place video monitors in subway stations, both to supply 
information to the public and to provide a mechanism for 
advertising. Mitsubishi had offered to pay the City for the rights 
to install such a system at no cost to the City. Staff is in the 
process of developing a Request for Proposals to implement such a 
system. She said that staff intends to release the RFP in April, 
conduct an open bid process, and have a contract in place in early 
summer . 

89-007 



Kirkwood Penstock 

Mr. Dean Coffey, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported that 
one of the piezometers, installed following movement of the penstock 
a few years ago, has begun to show movement. It has not affected the 
penstock at this time. The department will have the consultant, 
Woodward Clyde, analyze the situation. 

Illegal Dumping By Lessee 

Mr. Coffey reported that a Watershed Keeper Supervisor discovered a 
lessee illegally dumping oil into a pit on Water Department land. 
This action has been brought to the attention of the proper 
authorities . 

******** 

Resolution No. 89-0019 — Requesting a supplemental appropriation for 
Security and Protective Services for the Municipal Railway. 

Mr. Richardson stated that a phased security program had been 
developed. The first phase covers facilities, stations and revenue 
protection. The second phase covers security of passengers and 
employees while riding the Municipal Railway system. Currently, we 
are operating under a 1984 contract providing only 20 security 
officers and 7 for revenue protection. The new package will provide 
a security officer and a guard dog at every Municipal Railway 
facility during evenings and weekends, also a security officer at 
each LRV station during nonoperational hours. 



******** 



Presentation By Mayor Agnos 

The Honorable Art Agnos, Mayor of the City and County of San 
Francisco, thanked Commissioner Jeffrey Lee for his outstanding 
service on the Public Utilities Commission, as well as his 36 years 
of service as an employee of the City and County of San Francisco. 
Mayor Agnos presented Commissioner Lee with a resolution expressing 
appreciation . 

******** 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:25 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



89-008 



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^. PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Art Agnos 
Mayor 



REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

January 24, 1989 

COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

1939 






DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



89-009 



Call to Order: 2:02 P.M. 



Present: President H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner Rodel E. Rodis, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

Excused: Vice President Arthur V. Toupin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Rodis, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of January 10, 1989 were approved 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS 

Election of Officers for the Year 1989 

President Flynn expressed appreciation to his fellow Commissioners, 
the General Manager, Staff, Department Heads and Bureau Heads for the 
support given to him during his year as President of the Commission. 
He said he was especially grateful to those who supported the naming 
of the Harrison Street Facility in his honor. 

On behalf of Commissioner Toupin who was excused due to illness, 
President Flynn nominated Commissioner Rodis for President for the 
year 1989. Commissioner Chiesa seconded. Commissioner Rodis was 
unanimously elected. 

President Rodis accepted the gavel and presided for the remainder of 
the meeting. President Rodis said that he looked forward to the 
challenge of serving as President at a time when a number of 
significant issues will be before the Commission. 

Commissioner Chin nominated Commissioner Chiesa for Vice President. 
Commissioner Flynn seconded. Commissioner Chiesa was unanimously 
elected Vice President. 

******** 

RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0024 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$38,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0025 MR Approving compromise settlements in the amount of 
$1,179.75, and collections in the amount of 
$6,806.29, for payment of damage claims which the 
Municipal Railway has against miscellaneous debtors 
for the month of December, 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 
89-010 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0026 WD Awarding San Francisco water Department, Contract No. 
WD-1990R, Crystal Springs Pipeline No. 1 - Replace 
Section, in the amount of $ 227,675.00 to Stacy and 
Witbeck, Inc./Rogers/Genner , AJV. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0027 GM Expressing appreciation to Jeffrey Lee for his many 
contributions as a Member of the Public Utilities 
Commission and for his dedicated service to the 
people of the City and County of San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0028 MR Adopting the 1989 Municipal Railway Legislative 
Program recommended by the General Manager, and 
directing the PUC staff and its advocates in 
Sacramento and Washington, D.C. to work towards 
implementing the program. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0029 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to join with other 
Regional Transit Association operators in providing 
25 free passes for unlimited rides on Bay Area 
transit systems, from March 1, 1989 through February 
28, 1990, as part of the KPIX Television "Beat the 
Backup" promotion. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0030 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway Community Affairs 
Department to sell the Official San Francisco Street 
& Transit Map for a retail price of $1.50 a copy, as 
of the 1989 edition. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



89-011 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0031 MR Approving plans and specifications as prepared and 
recommended by staff, and authorizing bid call for 
Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-1005, Cable Car 
System - Furnish and Install Replacements for 
Depression Beams. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

!9-0032 WD Commending William J. Dunne, on the occasion of his 
retirement, for his 35 years of service to the City 
and County of Sa/i Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0033 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the San Francisco 
Water Department to file with the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, an application for a 
Preliminary Permit to study power production at 
Calaveras and to undertake preliminary studies of 
potential power developments at other Water 
Department facilities. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0034 E Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute a Release and settlement Agreement with 
Kaiser Engineers/DMJM, accepting $110,000.00 in 
settlement for the City's claim against them in 
connection with the Geneva Carbarn Site 
Rehabilitation Project. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0035 E Authorizing the Manager, Utilities Engineering 
Bureau, to execute Amendment No. 3 to the 
Professional Services Agreement with Camp Dresser and 
McKee, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $654,979, to 
perform additional engineering and design work - San 
Andreas Water Treatment Plant Expansion. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 
89-012 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0036 CC Approving the terms and conditions and authorizing 
execution of a 0.44 acre right-of-way lease in San 
Mateo County to Harold and Janice Greer dba Four 
Seasons Garden Center, for a term of five (5) years, 
commencing February 1, 1989, in the amount of 
$16,380.00 per year. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0037 CC Approving the terms and conditions and authorizing 
execution of a 290-acre agricultural grazing lease 
in Alameda County to Richard Mendoza, for a term of 
four years, nine months, commencing February 1, 
1989, at an annual rental of $3,552.50. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0038 CC Approving the terms and conditions and authorizing 

execution of a 4,405-acre agricultural grazing lease 
in Alameda County to Boyd M. Olney, Jr. dba Four Bar 
Cattle Co., for a term of four years, nine months, 
commencing February 1, 1989, at an annual rental of 
$52,860.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Chin 
Noes - Flynn 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0039 CC Approving the terms and conditions and authorizing 
execution of a 385-acre agricultural grazing lease 
in Alameda County to Ernest J. Pombo, for a term of 
four years, nine months, commencing February 1, 
1989, at an annual rental of $11,935.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 



******** 



89-013 



Introduction 

President Flynn introduced Commissioner Gordon Chin who was appointed 
by Mayor Agnos to replace Jeffrey Lee whose term had expired. 

******** 

Resolution No. 89-0028 — Adopting the 1989 Municipal Railway 
Legislative Program. 

Ms. Deborah Rohrer, Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, stated 
that Mayor Agnos had reconstituted the State Legislative Committee 
and hired Ms. Helen Roth Dowden as the City's Sacramento lobbyist. 
Ms. Rohrer stated that she and Mr. Jerry Levine were the Public 
Utilities Commission's Legislative Coordinators. 

Ms. Dowden said that this year she will be working on obtaining state 
transportation funds for the Municipal Railway for home to school 
transportation and for the graffiti problem. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Chiesa, the 
1989 Municipal Railway Legislative Program was adopted. 

******** 

Resolution No. 89-0031 — Authorizing Bid Call for MR-1005, Cable Car 
System - Furnish and Install Replacements for Depression Beams. 

Mr. Edward Pearson, Engineering and Construction Division, Municipal 
Railway, introduced Mr. Tony Militante who was the chief designer for 
the engineering group for this project. 

Mr. Philip Adams, Deputy General Manager, Maintenance, introduced Mr. 
Loy Lew, the master machinist with the cable car group, whose 
original design for the offset slot was instrumental in this 
project. Mr. Lew received recognition in the Muni Awards Program as 
the Facilities Maintenance Worker of the Month, the Muni Gold Award 
and first place in the Mayor's Award Program. Mr. Lew developed the 
original design working with Mr. Otis Fleming, a retired cable 
splicer . 

Mr. Stead said that the new offset slot design had been tested for 
two years. There are no moving parts. 

******** 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:17 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



89-014 



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PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

February 7, 1989 

COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



UOwoUiENTS DEPT. 

MAR 7 1989 

SAN FRANCISCO 

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DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



89-015 



Call to Order: 2:03 P.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0040 GM Commending Demosthenes Adams, upon the occasion of 
his retirement, for his service to the Public 
Utilities Commission and the City and County of San 
Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



Copies of the above resolution are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

******** 

Public Hearing 

Item No. 4 — To consider budget proposals for fiscal year 1989-90 
for all departments and bureaus under the jurisdiction of the Public 
Utilities Commission. 

Mr. Dean Coffey, General Manager of Public Utilities, stated that 
the budget had been reviewed by the department and discussed with 
the Mayor and the Mayor's staff as to preparation. The Water 
Department and Hetch Hetchy budgets were prepared on the assumption 
of normal precipitation for this year. He said the General Fund 
deficit has no direct impact on the Water and Hetch Hetchy budgets; 
however, since the General Fund depends on excess funds from the 
Hetch Hetchy budget, Hetchy will have an effect on the General Fund 
deficit. The General Fund deficit does affect the Municipal Railway 
and PUC Bureaus budgets and as a result, we have been asked to 
prepare a list of new revenues or reductions which will reduce the 
demand on the General Fund subsidies to Municipal Railway by 5% and 
10%. Today's meeting is for the Commission to review the budget, 
ask for comments, give directions to the staff for changes, and at 
the February 14th meeting the Commission will consider adoption of 
the budget as prepared and presented at that time. 



89-016 



HETCH HETCHY 

Mr. Anson Moran, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, 
stated that included in the budget is a continuation of a £25 
million equity transfer to the General Fund. If another critically 
dry year occurs, adjustments will be made depending on how 
critical. Currently, precipitation and snow pack are about 70% of 
normal . 

The major increase is for professional services to protect the 
City's interests in water and power. These include identifying and 
evaluating power supply support service alternatives to PG&E, 
exploring the feasibility of municipalization of PG&E facilities in 
San Francisco, documenting Sierra water rights, microfilming 
permanent documents, and a new position for the hydrology study. 

Commissioner Chin inquired regarding Hetch Hetchy's proposal if the 
$25 million equity transfer is not achieved. Mr. Moran responded 
that if this is an extraordinarily dry year, the revenue and 
expenditure impact will be severe and Hetchy will need those funds, 
but will work closely with the Mayor's office to reach a decision. 
Even in the worst of circumstances, he said that he did not think it 
would be necessary to defund anything that would affect health and 
safety or critical maintenance. 

Commissioner Toupin questioned the funding of $150,000 to study the 
municipalization of PG&E facilities since last year there were 
extensive hearings and public debates on this subject as to whether 
or not to approve a contract with PG&E and with the Modesto and 
Turlock Irrigation Districts, which we did approve. Subsequent to 
that, an item which we put into the budget this last fiscal year for 
a study of municipalization was rejected by the Finance Committee of 
the Board of Supervisors. Proposition Z in last November's 
election, which covered the essential substantive elements of 
whether or not we should continue to deal with PG&E and Modesto and 
Turlock Irrigation Districts in the same fashions we have done or 
not, was rejected by San Francisco voters by a margin of 70 to 30. 
He stated that there is a limit to the amount of money we ought to 
ask from the public to discuss this issue that has been around for 
50 years and has been before the public at least a dozen times with 
the same results. He said he would find it difficult to vote in 
favor of this expense. 

Commissioner Flynn asked if Hetch Hetchy expected any ad valorem 
support. Mr. Moran responded that it would not be necessary even in 
a severe drought situation. 

President Rodis asked for public comments. There were none. 

WATER DEPARTMENT 

Mr. James Cooney, General Manager and Chief Engineer, San Francisco 
Water Department, stated that the operations portion of the budget 
represents a 13% increase over the current year's operative budget. 
The requested increase includes funding for four new programs: 
1) preventative maintenance; 2) valve actuator maintenance program; 
3) audit of City water meters; and 4) a land engineering records 
management system. In order to fund the budget as presented, a rate 
adjustment will be requested. The sunset clause adopted in last 
year's rates would return the rates to the 1984 level if no new 
rates are adopted by July 1. The anticipated increase in the 
average family residence in San Francisco would be approximately 
$1.05 a month over current rates from $5.81 to $6.86. 



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Commissioner Chin asked if the $660,858 to annualize the water 
conservation program is needed whether or not rationing is in 
effect. Mr. Cooney responded affirmatively and added that a 
contingency plan would be presented at the next meeting showing the 
cost to fund either continuation of the rationing program or revert 
to a normal conservation plan. 

President Rodis asked for public comments. There were none. 

PUC BUREAUS 

Mr. Edward Harrington, Assistant General Manager, Finance summarized 
the bureaus' budgets. The major increases in the General Manager's 
office are annualization of 11 positions in Safety, Security and 
Real Estate and a request for 4 additional positions in Contract 
Compliance. The Bureau of Finance has a net reduction due to the 
transfer of 2 positions to Bureau of Management Information Systems 
and Bureau of Personnel and Training. The only increase is the 
printing cost for transfers and Fast Passes for the Municipal 
Railway. The Bureau of Management Information Systems is bringing 
three positions inhouse and reducing their professional services 
budget. Also there is an increase in the maintenance budget in 
order to maintain data processing equipment being added from a grant 
from UMTA. The Utilities Engineering Bureau is requesting 24 new 
positions to replace most of its outside consultants on capital 
projects. The cost will be offset through reductions in 
professional services budgeted in capital projects. The Bureau of 
Energy Conservation is requesting annualization of one position that 
was budgeted for part of this year. The Bureau of Personnel and 
Training is requesting an increase to cover the increased property 
rental and the reassignment of a position from Bureau of Finance. 

Commissioner Flynn asked if any of the positions in the bureaus are 
funded by ad valorem taxes. Mr. Harrington responded that 
approximately one quarter or less are funded out of the tax rate. 

President Rodis asked for public comments. There were none. 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY 

Mr. William Stead, General Manager, Municipal Railway, distributed a 
revised budget summary. Mr. Stead stated that the budget complies 
with the directions received from the Mayor's Budget Office. He 
said that the three Deputy General Managers did a zero base 
assessment of their responsibilities which identified what we feel 
are the resources required to currently support the level of service 
that we are committed to providing. Mr. Johnny Stein was asked to 
prepare a budget that would adequately place 3 million hours or 27 
million miles of service on the street, to adequately provide the 
number of operators needed for training, supervising, etc. Mr. Phil 
Adams identified maintenance programs that are required to maintain 
the fleet in a safe, reliable manner. Ms. Jo Ivester provided the 
engineering and administrative resources needed to support the 
Municipal Railway. Last year the department reduced its General 
Fund dependency by approximately $11 million, had a significant fare 
increase, eliminated 200 jobs and had 25 layoffs. The Mayor's 
Budget Office directed that Muni needs to reduce its dependency on 
the General Fund by 5% in one option and 10% in the other option. 
The direction followed was: 1) the continuing budget reflects the 
current level of funding and that Muni continue its current public 
timetable commitment to deliver service; 2) continue to deliver same 
level of service with current transportation forces at our disposal, 
which 



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today is somewhere between 97% and 98% of what is printed in the 
public timetable; and 3) only add programs that were mutually agreed 
to by the Mayor's office, Muni management and the PUC Finance office 
that were considered to be continuing programs (programs that we are 
already committed to but had a natural escalator in them) . Expense 
changes totalling $7,020,000 were agreed by Muni, Finance and the 
Mayor's office to represent continuing items in the budget. That is 
what is needed to continue today's level of service. The revenue 
increase for next year we are estimating at $4.1 million, $3 million 
for sales tax, $600,000 by annualizing the fare increase which did 
not start until August, $400,000 for advertising and $100,000 for 
the transit shelter program. Added to that, the $7 million agreed 
to as a continuing budget, we have a $2.9 million deficit before we 
even start. In Attachment II are proposals that we advocate as 
critical programs and that these items be negotiated with the 
Mayor's office in the priority shown. If Muni reduces its budget, 
these are the things that will not be done. Mr. Stead explained the 
reason why budget priorities 1 through 16 are critical additions to 
the baseline budget. 

Commissioner Flynn stated that maintenance should supersede any item 
of administrative salaries, benefits and new employments until the 
department can show that it can maintain the fleet in a proper 
fashion to keep from having accidents. He said he would oppose any 
increases, reclassifications or elevation of salaries of any staff 
person until it's satisfactorily shown that the maintenance of the 
fleet can take place. Mr. Stead responded that Muni management 
shares his prioritization but feels 99% service is first priority 
and second is to maintain the fleet in a safe and reliable manner. 

In response to Commissioner Flynn 1 s question on the number of days 
employees can remain on industrial leave before they must return to 
work without losing pay, Mr. Stein replied one year. In response to 
Commissioner Flynn's question on the $7,218 reduction in standby 
pay, Mr. Stead responded that there are two managers required to be 
available from Friday night at 6 p.m. to Monday at 6 a.m. and one 
individual charges 8 hours on Saturday and 8 hours on Sunday and is 
paid 25% standby pay for those 8 hours. Muni is proposing to 
upgrade that position to an Assistant General Manager for Labor 
Relations thereby reducing the cost of standby pay. 

President Rodis asked for public comments. 

Mr. Lawrence Martin, International Representative, Transport Workers 
Union, stated he opposed budgeting for less than 100%. He said that 
the 98% budget was tried last year and it did not work. He also 
supported keeping the $400,000 requested for supervisors and 
managers salary equalization. 

Mr. David Pilpel suggested that staff seek potential sources of 
additional revenue through the Downtown Transit Assessment Fee, bus 
zone enforcement, sales tax, and augment timetable production 
through budget funds or advertising. He questioned the increase of 
$2.8 million for claims and if the $400,000 for supervisors pay 
would improve morale and service delivery. He also suggested 
monitoring employee overtime and performance. 

Commissioner Flynn responded that the number of claims are down but 
the settlement amounts are higher; the Downtown Transit Assessment 
Fee does not come under the jur isidict ion of the Public Utilities 
Commission; sales tax money will not be received in time to be 



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included in this budget and revenue from enforcement of bus zones 
goes to the General Fund and is not considered as revenue directly 
to the Municipal Railway. 

There being no further public comments, President Rodis closed the 
public hearing. The matter to consider adoption of the 1989-90 
budget was continued to the regular meeting on February 14, 1989. 

******** 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:35 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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2 



^ MINUTES 

^- PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OFSAN FRANCISCO 

Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

February 14, 1989 

COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



DOCUMENTS DtrT. 

MAR 7 1989 

SAN f KANOIUCO 

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DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:09 P.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of January 24, 1989 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



******** 

RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0041 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$174,588.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0042 MR Approving compromise settlements in the amount of 

$546.00, and collections in the amount of $6,060.73, 
for payment of damage claims which the Municipal 
Railway has against miscellaneous debtors for the 
month of January 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

19-0043 MR Approving Municipal Railway Revolving Fund Direct 

Payments in the amount of $196,173.95 for the month 
of December 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0044 WD Approving collections for the months of October, 
November and December 1988 of charges for damages 
which the San Francisco Water Department has against 
miscellaneous debtors in the amount of $2,780.15 and 
one write-off debt in the amount of $1,177.36. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

89-022 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0045 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 

and recommended by staff and authorizing bid call for 
San Francisco Water Department Contract No. WD-2034, 
8-inch ductile iron main installation in Folsom 
Street between 16th Street and Army Street. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0046 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 

and recommended by staff and authorizing bid call for 
San Francisco Water Department Contract No. WD-2022, 
Sunol Yard Headquarters - Replace Fuel Tanks and 
Fueling Station. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0047 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 

Water Department Contract No. WD-1999, Alameda Creek, 
Diversion Dam Spillway - Concrete Repairs, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving credit Contract 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of $3,480.02; 
authorizing an extension of time for unavoidable 
delays of 7 calendar days and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $4,479.00 to Stacy and 
Witbeck, Inc. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0048 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 

Water Department Contract No. WD-1993, 8-inch ductile 
iron main installation in Fulton Street between 
Fillmore Street and Franklin Street, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving credit Contract 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of $15,851.00; and 
Authorizing final payment in the amount of $12,254.50 
to Uniacke Construction, Inc. and Vickers Concrete 
Sawing, AJV. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



89-023 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0049 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-1991, 8-inch and 
12-inch ductile iron main installation in Clay Street 
between Kearny and Drumm Streets, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving credit Contract Modification No. 
1 in the amount of $9,330.00; authorizing an 
extension of time for unavoidable delays of 22 
working days and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $21,784.50 to Interlane General Engineering 
and P & J Utility Company, AJV. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0050 WD Declaring that an emergency exists, in accordance 
with the provisions of Section 6.30 of the 
Administrative Code, to repair a water main break and 
related damage in the intersection of Oakdale Avenue 
and Bayshore Blvd.; and requesting the Mayor to 
recommend to the Board of Supervisors approval of the 
expenditure of approximately $115,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0051 MR Requesting the Controller to approve a revenue 

transfer in the amount of $1,205,658 from the Water 
Department to Municipal Railway to fund main 
replacement work of the J-Line Contract MR-801. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0052 PT Approving Non-Civil Service and Temporary 

appointments and removals as indicated on the 
Temporary Employment Activity Roster for the month of 
December 1988. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the followina 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0053 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to solicit proposals for professional environment 
management consulting services. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

89-024 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0054 MIS Authorizing transfer of $25,237.00 from professional 
services to temporary salaries in the operating 
budget of the Bureau of Management Information 
Systems. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0055 MR Approving Contract Modification in the amount of 

$50,660.00 which increases Municipal Railway Contract 
No. MR-992 - Muni Metro System Centralized Traffic 
Control to $103,660.00 and an extension of time of 
629 calendar days to the contract term. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0056 WD Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 

Supervisors a supplemental appropriation to amend the 
Water Department's operating budget to continue the 
Water Conservation Program for the balance of fiscal 
year 1988-89. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0057 E Authorizing the Utilities Engineering Bureau to 

request proposals to select and recommend qualified 
firm(s) to evaluate Priest Dam for structural 
stability. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0058 E Authorizing the Manager, Utilities Engineering 

Bureau, to negotiate and execute the Woodward-Clyde 
Consultant Agreement accepting the firm's insurer to 
have less than ten times the limit of coverage for 
the study phase only. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



89-025 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0059 E Authorizing the Manager, Utilities Engineering 

Bureau, to negotiate and execute Amendment No. 2 of 
the Leedshill-Herkenhof f , Inc. agreement for an 
amount not to exceed $230,000.00 to design protection 
for the abutments of the Lower Crystal Springs Dam. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0060 CC Authorizing the Director of Property to proceed with 
jurisdictional exchange of Water Department land for 
Department of Public Works land located in San 
Francisco . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0061 MIS Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into a contract modification with 
Infomanage, Inc. for technical consulting for a 
period not to exceed 12 months and $70,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0062 GM Approving Hetch Hetchy budget request for a study to 

municipalize PG&E facilities; and directing that this ,> 
budget estimate be filed with the Controller in 
accordance with the provisions of Charter Section 
6.200. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Chin 
Noes - Toupin 
Abstained - Flynn 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0063 GM Approving budget proposals for fiscal year 1989-90 
for the following departments and bureaus under the 
jurisdiction of the Public Utilities Commission: 

Hetch Hetchy Water and Power 
Bureau of Light, Heat and Power 
Water Department 
Public Utilities Commission Bureaus 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

89-026 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0064 GM Adopting the Water Department Capital Improvement 
Program, 1989-90 through 1994-95. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0065 GM Adopting the Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Capital 
Improvement Program, 1989-90 through 1994-95. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

Commissioner Toupin was excused at 4:50 P.M. 
Commissioner Flynn was excused at 5:03 P.M. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0066 MR Approving the Municipal Railway baseline budget for 
fiscal year 1989-90. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Chin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

******** 

Report of the General Manager 

Mr. Dean W. Coffey, General Manager of Public Utilities, requested 
that the Commission approve the bid call items on the consent 
calendar with the understanding that the specifications may be 
modified as a result of the Supreme Court action regarding contract 
set asides. Also, the contracts proposed for award should be removed 
from the calendar at this time. 

Commissioner Flynn stated that the City Attorney's letter to the 
Commission advised that departments should conduct business as 
usual. He asked why the department was requesting a change. Mr. 
Donald Keener, Deputy General Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau 
replied that the City Attorney's Office just recently asked the 
department to delay action while their office reviews City procedures 
in light of the Supreme Court's action. 

******** 

Public Hearing 

Item No. 8 -- To consider contingency plans for possible drought 
conditions and water shortages in 1989. 

Mr. Anson Moran, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy water and Power, 
reported that total reservoir storage in the system is 44% of an 

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average year. Precipitation at O'Shaughnessy Dam is 74% of normal. 
Regarding efforts to find alternate sources of water, the department 
has been in discussions with other water suppliers throughout the 
state, but has not been successful in obtaining alternate sources. 

Mr. Robert Vasconcellos ,. Manager , Resources and Planning, stated that 
staff was not making any specific recommendations. This hearing was 
scheduled to allow the public to comment on the department's planning 
to date. The department has had discussions with the suburban resale 
customers. The plan developed thus far treats the Cities of San Jose 
and Santa Clara as permanent customers. 

The plan contains four options for reductions of 5, 10, 25 or 35 
percent. The objectives of the plan are to achieve the required 
water savings at a minimal cost to customers and to minimize the 
impact on customers, businesses and employment. 

The 5 and 10 percent programs are both voluntary with public 
information components. The 25 percent level is basically a 
continuation of the current program. There would be changes in the 
excess use charges and in banking for the resale customers in 
response to their concerns. The banking would allow deficit 
banking. A reduction of 35 percent would cause significant 
hardships. Staff would try to avoid this level of reduction by 
purchasing water. This level is based upon maintaining minimum 
standards for health and sanitation and also on limiting the economic 
impact. There would be large loses of landscaping, no new 
landscaping would be allowed which would have a major impact on the 
landscaping industry, nurseries and contractors. There would also be 
restrictions on water use for all customers, including the suburbs. 
There are two alternative methods being considered for allocating 
water at the 35 percent reduction level. The first, would be to 
reduce inside use by some percent and outside use by a different 
percent so together the desired reduction is achieved. The second 
method which is only being considered for San Francisco, would be 
uniform allocations for residential customers on a per living unit 
basis. Apartments would receive less and businesses would be reduced 
by a percentage as they are now. 

President Rodis opened the public hearing. 

Mr. Ray McDevitt, attorney representing the Bay Area Water Users 
Association, urged the Commission to seek an alternative water 
supply. He pointed out that the current allocation plan places a 
heavier burden on the suburban customers to save water than on San 
Francisco customers. He urged the Commission to adopt a regional 
plan and solve the shortage rather than allocate the scarcity. 

Mr. Doug Short, representing the Bay Area Water Users Association, 
said that a consultant was hired to survey its membership and make 
recommendations concerning the current rationing plan. Issues 
identified were: 1) regional equity; 2) excessive use charges; 3) 
full accumulative banking; and 4) jurisdiction over independent 
political entities. The current plan requires 10 percent reduction 
in inside usage and 60 percent outside. This results in San 
Francisco reducing 14 percent annually and the suburbs reducing 27 
percent. He suggested changing to 15 percent inside and 45 percent 
outside. He said this would result in the same level of overall 
reduction with San Francisco reducing 17 percent and the suburbs 24 
percent. He proposed a gradual increase in excess use charges and 
cumulative banking from the inception of rationing until it is 
officially ended. He said that State law prohibits a water supplier 
from imposing water conservation measures on its wholesale agencies. 



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He urged the Commission to: 1) direct staff to work with the 
Association on these issues; 2) conduct a workshop on the technical 
issues regarding demand and supply before any decision is made on the 
level of rationing needed for 1989; and 3) seek additional water 
supplies . 

Mr. Doug Pursell, representing the City of Palo Alto, urged adoption 
of the 15/45 program. 

Mr. Michael Abramson, representing the City of Daly City, stated that 
even though they met their rationing goals, they endorse the 
Association's proposal for cumulative banking. 

Mr. Jeffrey Jones, representing the Green Industry Advisory 
Committee, said that attention should be given to water management, 
particularly in school districts and park departments. He offered to 
assist in the development of irrigation guidelines. 

Mr. Bill Weisend, from the City of Sunnyvale, spoke in favor of water 
banking and flexibility on restrictions. 

Mr. Scott McGilvray, representing Green Industry and Landscape 
Advisory Committee, said that the industry employs 13,000 people in 
the Bay Area. He said that once the water allocation is established, 
it is the consumer's business how the water is conserved. He opposed 
the department's 10/60 program and urged the Commission to direct 
staff to work with the industry professionals on a solution. 

Mr. Don Houck, Executive Vice President, California Water Service 
Company, spoke in favor of cumulative banking since the beginning of 
the program. He requested an adjustment to the company's allocation 
to offset the adjustments his company allowed its customers. 

Mr. Allan Frank inquired as to how much water would need to be 
purchased before triggering 5, 10, 25 or 35 percent cuts. He said 
that water is available but how it's allocated, i.e., agriculture 
versus domestic use, is a political issue. 

Messrs. Erin Gil, Tim Vine, and Myron Grossman supported the 
landscape industry's position. 

Mr. Norman Rolfe, 2233 Larkin Street, San Francisco, said that city 
dwellers don't have lawns like in the suburbs. Most dwelling units 
are in multi-unit buildings; therefore, there is much less land space 
and landscaping per dwelling unit. The bulk of the water used in San 
Francisco is for cooking, washing, etc., and there is not the 
capacity for reduction that exists in the suburbs. 

Ms. Paula Blanchfield, a landscape architect, said that there are 
many landscape professionals available to assist the department in 
their plan. 

President Rodis asked the Green Industry to forward their material to 
the Commission. 

Mr. Vasconcellos replied to comments. He said that the 10/60 formula 
is equitable because it applies to all customers. On a seasonal 
basis the amount of water used over or under the allotment in the 
suburbs was within 1 percent. On an annual basis both the City and 
the suburbs are about 2 percent under their total allotments. The 
15/45 formula would result in an increase of the allotment for the 
suburbs of 1.3 percent and a decrease in the City's allotment of 3.8 
percent. The transfer of water allotments from the City to the 



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Commissioner Flynn moved to continue the public information portion 
of the request ($520,000) for additional information and to approve 
the salary, data processing and mailing portion ($404,070) of the 
supplemental appropriation request. Commissioner Chin seconded. 
Resolution No. 89-0056 was adopted. 

******** 

Resolutions No. 89-0062, 89-0063, 89-0064, 89-0065 and 89-0066 — 
Approving budget proposals for fiscal year 1989-90 for departments 
and bureaus under the jurisdiction of the Public Utilities 
Commission: Municipal Railway, Water Department, Hetch Hetchy Water 
and Power, Bureau of Light, Heat and Power, and PUC bureaus; and 
adopting the Water Department and Hetch Hetchy Water and Power 
Capital Improvement Programs, 1989-90 through 1994-95. 

Mr. Edward Harrington stated that the Mayor requested departments to 
submit by February 16, 1989, baseline budgets, which are last year's 
budget with minor changes. In addition, the Mayor requested the 
departments to prioritize any additions and reductions. 

Commissioner Flynn requested permission to abstain from voting on the 
proposal to study municipalization of Pacific Gas and Electric power; 
and separation of the item from the Hetch Hetchy budget. On motion 
of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Chiesa, Commissioner 
Flynn was excused from voting on the PG&E study. 

Commissioner Chiesa moved, Commissioner Chin seconded, to approve 
including $150,000 in the Hetch Hetchy budget to study 
municipalization of PG&E power. On the question, Commissioners 
Rodis, Chiesa and Chin voted Aye, Commissioner Toupin voted No. 

Commissioner Toupin moved and Commissionr Chiesa seconded approval of 
the baseline operating budgets for all departments and bureaus except 
the Municipal Railway. Resolution No. 89-0066 was unanimously 
approved. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Chiesa, 
Resolutions No. 89-0064 and 89-0065, the capital improvement 
programs, were unanimously adopted for the Water Department and Hetch 
Hetchy Water and Power. 

Mr. Harrington stated that following the February 7, 1989 budget 
hearing, staff revised the proposed budget for the Municipal 
Railway. Priorities 1-16 were reduced $1.6 million and judgments and 
claims was reduced $2.8 million. Also, staff will look at 5 and 10 
percent reductions in the general fund portion of the bureaus and 
Municipal Railway service reductions. 

Mr. Fred Peterson, President, Transport Workers Union, Local 200, 
said that 3 years ago there were 218 positions in class 9139 - 
Transit Supervisor. Now there are 189 authorized positions, but only 
177 filled. Fewer supervisors has impacted the level of service. He 
urged funding for these positions and adoption of the baseline budget, 

Mr. Norman Rolfe, representing San Francisco Tomorrow, urged the 
Commission to advocate maintaining current service levels. He 
suggested implementing the 1 cent gas tax, increasing the parking tax 
by 5 percent, implementing transit first measures, maintaining the 
cable car schedule, and funding the printing of schedules by selling 
advertising on them. 



89-031 



Mr. Bobby Brown, President, Transport Workers Union, Local 250A, 
stated that since last week's budget meeting, the Municipal Railway 
staff agreed to modify its budget proposal to eliminate items which 
are subject to memorandum of understanding (MOU) negotiations. He 
suggested that the budget fund the scheuled service. 

Mr. David Pilpel noted that the proposed budget was based upon 
service reductions even if the level of General Fund support is 
maintained. He supported seeking additional revenue sources and 
productivity improvements. 

On motion of Commissioner Chiesa, seconded by Commissioner Chin the 
Municipal Railway operating budget was approved. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 5:21 P.M, 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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fa 



MINUTES 

-- PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

February 28, 1989 

COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

MAR 13 1989 

SAN FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



89-033 



Call to Order: 2:05 P.M. 

Present: Vice President Sherri Chiesa, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

Excused: President Rodel E. Rodis, Commissioner H. Welton Flynn 

Vice President Sherri Chiesa presided. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the Minutes of the special 
meeting of February 7 and the regular meeting of February 
14, 1989 were approved 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 

******** 

RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0067 BLHP Approving collections for the months of October, 
November and December 1988 of charges for damages 
which the Bureau of Light, Heat and Power has against 
miscellaneous debtors in the amount of £2,436.97 and 
three write-off debts in the amount of $8,478.16. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0068 MR Approving contract modification in the amount of 

$13,315.00 which increases Municipal Railway Contract 
No. MR-990, Cable Car System - Crowd Control at 
Terminals to $75,684.00 and an extension of time of 
60 calendar days to the contract term. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0069 MR Approving a no-cost modification to Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-970, Presidio Facility - Modification 
to Room 150 and an extension of time of 474 calendar 
days to the contract term. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



89-034 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0070 GM Approving PUC Bureaus' prioritized lists of additions 
and reductions for fiscal year 1989-90 in accordance 
with the Mayor's instructions; and directing that 
these budget estimates be filed with the Controller 
in accordance with the provisions of Charter Section 
6.200. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

19-0071 WD Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a supplemental appropriation in the 
amount of $3,000,000 for the purchase of water. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0072 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the San Francisco 
Water Department to give consent to San Mateo County 
Waterworks District #3 to add a proposed subdivision, 
Belle Roche Estates, to their individual water supply 
contract dated May 22, 1984 as a service outside 
their service area. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0073 HH Declaring that an emergency exists in accordance with 
San Francisco Administrative Code Sections 6.30 and 
21.25 in order to meet Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission (FERC) dam safety requirements for the 
Moccasin Dam Spillway. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0074 MR Accepting gift of vintage trolley car from Railway 
Corporate Assembly, estimated value $2,500.00, and 
authorizing General Manager of Municipal Railway to 
execute all documents appropriate for transfer of 
title and to report, pursuant to Administrative Code 
Section 10.116-2, the receipt of such gift to the 
Purchaser of Supplies. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 
89-035 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0075 MR Recommending to the Board of Supervisors acceptance 
of the gift of nine electric motors from the Everson 
Electric Company, estimated value $9,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0076 MR Recommending to the Board of Supervisors acceptance 
of the gift of Sacramento-Clay Cable Car No. 19 from 
Pacific Coast Chapter of the Railway and Locomotive 
Historical Society, estimated value in excess of 
$100,000.00, and granting them the first right of 
refusal should the Municipal Railway chose to scrap 
or loan the car at any time. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0077 MR Recommending Caltrans submit an application to the 
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for 
their approval of the Fare Reform Proposal and upon 
approval by CPUC, the CalTrain Fare Reform Proposal 
be implemented in the Spring of 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0078 MR Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a supplemental appropriation in the 
amount of $350,000.00 for platform salaries and 
training costs to be funded from any legally 
available source. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0079 E Delegating to General Manager of Public Utilities or 
his designee the responsibility for holding any 
hearings required under the Subcontracting Fair 
Practices Act; if the hearing officer recommends 
approval of a substitution or invoking an option for 



89-036 



violation of the Act under Section 4110, the hearing 
officer shall submit said recommendation along with a 
report explaining the reasons for the recommendation 
to the Commission for final approval. 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0080 BPT Adopting a statement of policy which addresses 

non-discrimination in employment on the basis of 
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Acquired 
Immune Deficiency Syndrome Related Complex (ARC) and 
Human Immuno-Def iciency Virus Infection (HIV 
Infection) or any medical signs or symptoms related 
thereto . 

VOTE: Ayes - Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

******** 

Report of the General Manager 

Mr. Dean Coffey, General Manager of Public Utilities, commented on 
the Mission Valley Rock lease that had been contested by Attorney 
Steven Bley. Mr. Coffey stated that the taxpayer suit subsequently 
filed was thrown out of court and he asked Ms. Rohrer to comment on 
the opinion rendered. 

Ms. Deborah Rohrer, Manager, Claims & Contracts, stated that a 
taxpayer suit was filed, charging that the Commission had breached 
the Charter by not going out to bid in its lease with Mission Valley 
Rock, (the lease had been entered into as part of a settlement of a 
law suit), and that the Commission was liable for wasting City 
property. She said the complaint was thrown out on demurrer without 
leave to amend and that the City had an opinion in the Court of 
Appeal, First Appellate District, affirming that judgment. Ms. 
Rohrer said that the case had been completely dismissed and she 
doubted there would be further appeal. She said the Court clearly 
held that the Commission has complete discretion, both under the 
Charter and under its own policy, to decide not to competively bid a 
lease if that is appropriate. The Court also found that there was no 
evidence of unconscionable waste. 

******** 

Resolution No. 89-0070 — Approving PUC Bureaus' prioritized lists of 
additions and reductions for fiscal year 1989-90 in accordance with 
the Mayor's instructions. 

Mr. Dean Coffey requested Commission approval of the prioritized 
lists to meet the Mayor's request for 5-10% reductions and 
prioritization of additions to the budget previously adopted by the 
Commission . 



89-037 



Commissioner Toupin inquired as to what impact this would have on 
next year's operations. Mr. Coffey replied that he could not make 
any predictions at this time, but if it goes to 10% it would have a 
tremendous impact on the operations of the Municipal Railway. He 
said he would update the Commission as negotiations progressed. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Lee, 
Resolution No. 89-0070 was adopted. 

******** 

Resolution No. 89-0071 — Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the 
Board of Supervisors a Supplemental Appropriation in the amount of 
$3,000,000 for the purchase of water. 

Mr. Arthur Jensen, Deputy General Manager, Operations & Maintenance, 
San Francisco Water Department, reported that the department has been 
looking for additional sources of water supply to put into our system 
and is asking for funds to purchase water. He said the water 
rationing plan passed by the Commission in May of 1988 was designed 
to provide a one-year carryover storage to July 1989. We will 
succeed in doing that, but if 1989 and 1990 are dry, it will not be 
possible to meet the July 1990 objective without rationing an 
excessive 35% and/or the purchase of additional water. The 
department is having discussions with the Metropolitan Water, Modesto 
and Turlock Irrigation Districts, Yuba County and other agencies as 
possible sources. 

President Chiesa asked if purchasing water would keep rationing at 
25%, or even end rationing. Mr. Jensen replied that staff would like 
to purchase enough water so we wouldn't have to ration more than 25%, 
and that this would not end rationing. 

Commissioner Toupin inquired about our ability to acquire additional 
water. Mr. Jensen replied that we are limited by the ways in which 
we can get other people's water into our system. One possible 
connection could supply up to 20,000 or 30,000 acre feet on an annual 
basis. It is easier to get Modesto and Turlock Irrigation Districts 
water into our system because it starts in our system. In terms of 
price, he said he expected to see price fixed to cost of the water 
available in different locations, which could range from $10 to $250 
an acre foot. 

Commissioner Toupin asked, if we were successful in finding a source 
of supply, what would be the maximum amount of water we could buy and 
actually use? Mr. Jensen replied that if this year and next year are 
critically dry we will have one year's carryover storage this July 
that will be gone next July. Enough water couldn't be conserved to 
get through another year so we would be purchasing a rationed year's 
amount of water, which could be 200,000 to 245,000 acre feet, 
depending upon the level of rationing. 

Commissioner Toupin asked if it would be possible for us to assist 
Modesto and Turlock in acquiring water from some other source so 
their supply could be used in our system? Mr. Coffey replied that it 
would be extremely difficult due to their geographical location. The 
only other possible diversion could be the Oakdale Irrigation 
District and they do not have the capacity for transmission. 
Building transmission facilities would have time constraints. Mr. 
Coffey requested that the funds be made available for seriously 
pursuing negotiations. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Chin, 
Resolution No. 89-0071 was adopted. 

******** 
89-038 



Resolution No. 89-0073 — Declaring that an emergency exists in 
accordance with San Francisco Administration Code Sections 6.30 and 
21.25 in order to meet Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) 
dam safety requirements for the Moccasin Dam Spillway. 

Mr. Anson Moran, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water & Power, stated 
that while the Moccasin dam was constructed to safety standards 
appropriate to the 1920's, the standards have changed and the 
facility is no longer up to currently accepted safety practices. 
The spillway is designed to take water around instead of over the 
dam under flood conditions. Earthen dams cannot tolerate having 
water going over the top. They tend to wash away. So the capacity 
of the spillway is important. He said it is standard for spillways 
to be able to handle a maximum probable flood, which in this case 
would calculate out to about 1500 cubic feet per second. The 
spillway that is there has a capacity of about 911 cubic feet per 
second so it needs to be expanded. 

Mr. Moran said we have been pursuing this with the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission (FERC) in doing the design and environmental 
work, and the hydologic physical modeling, to make sure that the 
spillway would perform as anticipated and necessary. Our request to 
FERC for an extension of time beyond the May 31st deadline to 
complete the project has been denied. Being classified as a Class 1 
Hazard with a potential of endangering lives, he pointed out that we 
need to proceed at once to complete the project. 

Commissioner Toupin moved and Commissioner Chin seconded approval. 
Resolution No. 89-0073 was adopted. 

******** 

Resolution No. 89-0077 — Recommending Caltrans submit an 
application to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for 
their approval of the Fare Reform Proposal and upon approval by 
CPUC, the CalTrain Fare Reform Proposal be implemented in the Spring 
of 1989. 

Mr. Peter Straus, Director of Service Planning, San Francisco 
Municipal Railway, reported that in 1980 San Francisco entered into 
a cooperative agreement with the counties of San Mateo and Santa 
Clara, the State Department of Transportaion and Southern Pacific, 
to provide for the continuance of the peninsula rail service. The 
rail service has continued with a subsidy from all of the public 
agencies over the last 10 years. He said a Fare Reform Proposal has 
been developed by CalTrain staff and Mr. Erick Schatmeier, Director 
of Planning and Marketing for Caltrain was here to describe the 
proposal . 

Mr. Schatmeier described the new fare structure and reform 
proposal. He said this resulted from a year-long consultant study, 
staff research involving the three counties and public hearings, one 
of which was held in San Francisco. Under the proposal, some fares 
would increase and some decrease. Systemwide revenue will increase 
by $250,000 per year. He said San Francisco would share in that 
increase by decreasing its subsidy to the system. 

On motion of Commission Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Chin, 
Resolution No. 89-0077 was adopted. 

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89-039 



Item 19 — Adopting the Public Utilities Commission Affirmative 
Action Plan. 

Ms. Andrea Gourdine, Manager, Bureau of Personnel & Training, stated 
that the employment process in the City is divided between the Civil 
Service Commission and the department. Civil Service has a plan 
covering recruitment and testing while the department's plan 
emphasizes the selection process. 92% of our positions are filled on 
a permanent basis and 5% are temporary, primarily transit operators. 
She said selection is largely dependent upon turnover. The 
possibility of budget cuts limits staff's ability to make affirmative 
action gains so the plan goals are modest. PUC as a whole, has no 
adverse impact on any minority, the only exception being women, 
partly because of the nature of the transit and utility business. 
She said that Federal Contract Compliance doesn't require us to 
develop goals unless we are below 80% of target and we have adverse 
impact. Looking at Federal Equal Employment Opportunity job 
categories, PUC has some disparity. 

In her comments, Ms. Gourdine stressed that the department should 
develop and sustain a better working relationship with the Civil 
Service Commission on a coordinated basis, paticularly in recruitment 
and testing, and that staff can do a better job by monitoring the 
employment process and keeping managers aware of the goals and 
objects . 

Commissioner Chin asked whether there had been meetings and community 
input in the preparation of the plan. Ms. Gourdine responded that 
community groups and agencies had seen the basic plan but not the 
updates. Commissioner Chin said he would like to see more formal 
input by minority organizations, women, and the unions, particularly 
regarding the Municipal Railway. He requested that no action be 
taken at this time. On motion of Commissioner Chin, seconded by 
Commissioner Toupin, the matter was continued. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:10 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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MINUTES 

- PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 
Room 282, City Hall 
2:00 P.M. 
-^ March 14, 1989 

COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



DOCUMENTS DfePT. 
MAR 2 7 1989 

SAN FKANCISCO 

°IJni_IO • IMwAQV 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean w. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



89-041 



Call to Order: 2:05 P.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn arrived at 2:. 12 P.M. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of February 28, 1989 were approved. 

A .tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0081 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$43,500. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0082 MR Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, totaling 
$185,368.85, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of January, 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0083 MR Approving collections in the amount of $16,238.01 and 
write-off compromise settlements in the amount of 
$1,984.62, for payment of damage claims which the 
Municipal Railway has against miscellaneous debtors 
for the month of February, 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



v- 



89-042 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0084 HH Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy Water 
and Power Contract No. HH-656, No. 47 Van Ness Line, 
Clay Street to North Point Street, Trolley Coach 
Overhead Reconstruction, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Credit Contract Modification No. 4 in the 
amount of $469.39; authorizing an extension of time 
for unavoidable delay of 28 calendar days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $35,000 to 
Abbett Electric Corporation, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0085 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities, 
to negotiate and execute a professional services 
agreement with Downey, Brand, Seymour and Rohwer, for 
an amount not to exceed $50,000, for a period of one 
year on an as needed basis, with the option to renew 
for two additional one-year periods. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0086 WD Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a supplemental appropriation in the 
amount of $136,974 to amend the Water Department's 
operating budget to fund overtime expenses for the 
balance of fiscal year 1988-89. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0087 WD Authorizing the General Manager and Chief Engineer, 
San Francisco Water Department to execute a 
professional services agreement with Camp Dresser and 
McKee for initiation of Water Quality Planning 
Studies, Phases I and II, for an amount not to exceed 
$150,504. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0088 WD Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a supplemental appropriation in the 
amount of $595,000 to amend the Water Department's 
budget to implement a nine-month public information 
campaign to reduce water use. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



89-043 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0089 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to increase funding 
by $105,000 to continue the graffiti removal program 
administered by the Mayor's Office of Community 
Development and performed by the San Francisco 
Conservation Corps for Fiscal Year 1988-89, and to 
extend the existing agreement to June 30, 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0090 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to enter into a 
contract for Phase I work, not to exceed $997,198, 
with Booz, Allen & Hamilton, to provide new LRV 
Project Engineering Services for the Light Rail 
Vehicle Purchase Project (LRV2). 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0091 E Rejecting all bids for Hetch Hetchy Water and Power 

Contract No. 799, Hetch Hetchy Fuel Tank Replacement, 
Various Locations, and Hetch Hetchy Water and Power 
Contract No. 794R, San Joaquin Pipelines, Repair 
Exterior Coating; and authorizing readvertisement of 
these contracts as Hetch Hetch Water and Power 
Contracts Nos. 799R and 794R2. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0092 E Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2007, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Taylor Street from Golden Gate Avenue to Sutter 
Street and from Pine Street to Washington Street, in 
the net amount of $496,950, to Interlane General 
Engineering, Inc. and P & J Utility Co., AJV, 
Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0093 E Authorizing the Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau 
to request qualifications and proposals from 
consulting engineering firms to provide engineering 
design, construction specification and support 
services for upgrading the instrumentation and 
process control systems at the Sunol Valley Water 
Treatment Plant. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 
89-044 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0094 CC Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Water Department Supplemental 
Appropriation in the amount of $420,000 for claims, 
to be funded from the Water Department's Unreserved 
Fund balance. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0095 CC Authorizing lease of a .28 acre parcel of Water 
Department pipeline right-of-way land located in 
Alameda County, to Kid's Wonderland Daycare Center, 
for parking, landscaping and playground use, for a 
term of ten (10) years, commencing March 1, 1989 to 
and including February 28, 1999, at a rental of 
$3,300 per year. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Flynn, Chin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

********* 

Report of the General Manager 

Security 

Mr. Dean Coffey, General Manager of Public Utilities, commented on 
the recent newspaper article referring to crime on the Municipal 
Railway. He said he met with managers and staff and again reiterated 
our policy that matters of this nature should be referred to the 
General Manager so that only factual information is given out. 

Mr. Coffey reported that the Municipal Railway had discontinued the 
use of guard dogs as a deterrent to vandalism. The union protested 
the presence of dogs in areas accessible to the drivers. Although 
the dogs were on a leash held by the guards, the drivers felt 
uncomfortable working around them. He said we would still consider 
using dogs in fenced areas but no longer commingle them with 
employees . 

President Rodis said he was concerned about public perception if we 
don't have fences and we scrap the guard dog program. He said this 
would be an open invitation to vandals. Mr. Coffey replied that the 
guards would still be there but they wouldn't be walking around with 
dogs. President Rodis requested a written report for the next 
meeting, from the Protective Services staff, responding to the 
newspaper article. 

Commissioner Flynn said he was specifically interested in the letter 
from the District Attorney to Mr. William Stead, General Manager, 
Municipal Railway, dated February 15, 1989, concerning allegations of 
misconduct in connection with purchases of parts for Municipal 



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V 



Railway vehicles, and the department's actions regarding discipline 
against employees. Commissioner Flynn requested a written report at 
the next meeting advising the Commission as to what transpired. 

******** 

Resolution No. 89-0085 — Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to negotiate and execute a professional services agreement 
with Downey, Brand, Seymour and Rohwer. 

Mr. Coffey reported that this firm had expertise in State water 
availability and negotiations for the buying or transferring of 
water, and that they have been involved with the State Water 
Resources Board. 

Commissioner Chin inquired if other districts had inhouse capability 
fo.r water purchasing negotiations. Mr. Coffey replied that most 
utilities do not have that expertise within their department and that 
this firm was being used by East Bay Municipal Utility District in 
their negotiations with Yuba County. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution No. 89-0085 was adopted. 

******** 

Resolution No. 89-0088 — Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the 
Board of Supervisors a supplemental appropriation in the amount of 
$595,000 to amend the Water Department's budget to implement a 
nine-month information campaign to reduce water use. 

Ms. Chris Morioka, Rate Administrator, San Francisco Water 
Department, commented on the need for the program and urged the 
Commission to approve the supplemental. She stressed that the most 
important part of water conservation was awareness, participation and 
cooperation, and that this could be accomplished through public 
information. She said a good portion of this funding would be for 
paid advertisement, which is very costly, and that where possible, 
the department would use public service announcements and free 
advertisements. Ms. Morioka said there were initial discussions 
about conducting a joint media campaign with East Bay Municipal 
Utility District, Santa Clara Valley Water District and Marin, the 
entire Bay Area to be included later. 

Commissioner Toupin suggested that large office buildings should have 
something on the walls regarding the need to conserve water. Ms. 
Morioka stated that this had been done in the past and that we would 
be doing more, especially in the ethnic communities of the City where 
we had not done enough. 

Commissioner Chin mentioned that inasmuch as water conservation was 
becoming a permanent part of our program, we may have to look at 
developing inhouse capacity in the public relations area. Ms. 
Morioka replied that staff had explored this but due to budgetary 
circumstances it was not recommended at this time. 

Commissioner Rodis noted that the suburbs use twice as much water in 
the summer months as the City. He felt we needed to focus on cutting 
their summer usage. He said he wanted to see the program before it 
was implemented. Ms. Morioka assured him that the Commission would 
be involved and kept apprised. 

In discussing the water rationing program, Commissioner Flynn 
suggested that the current program has been working and he didn't see 
how we could accomplish much more with this money. In response to 



89-046 



questions by Commissioner Flynn, Mr. James Cooney, General Manager 
and Chief Engineer, San Francisco Water Department, replied that we 
have saved 20 to 21% thus far and the cost of this program would be 
incorporated in the rate increase, but the rate increase wouldn't 
take effect until July 1st. Mr. Coffey stated that part of the 
ability to buy water from the State or from the Modesto/Turlock 
Irrigation districts would hinge upon the fact that we have done 
everything possible to conserve water. 

Commissioner Chiesa suggested that we try to negotiate prices for TV 
advertising, particularly since it is a public service type of 
advertising . 

Mr. Jaimie Levin, Public Service Director, San Francisco Municipal 
Railway, said that the Municipal Railway would work hand-in-hand with 
the Water Depatment to put ads on buses and bus shelters. 

President Rodis expressed concern that the advertising should have 
more of a visual impact showing the need to save water, such as 
showing Lake Eleanor which is dry. 

On motion of Commissioner Chin, seconded by Commissioner Chiesa, 
Resolution No. 89-0088 was unanimously adopted. 

******** 

Resolution No. 89-0089 -- Authorizing the Municipal Railway to 
increase funding by $105,000 to continue the graffiti removal program 
administered by the Mayor's Office of Community Development and 
performed by the San Francisco Conservation Corps. 

Mr. Phil Adams, Deputy General Manager of Maintenance, San Francisco 
Muinicipal Railway, reported that the San Francisco Conservation 
Corps provide the department with two crews and a supervisor to 
support the graffiti removal effort and that the department greatly 
relies on their services. The individuals are very dedicated and 
have been doing an outstanding job. He said additional funding was 
being requested to continue the program for the remainder of the year, 

President Rodis asked about the result of this last weekend's 
volunteer effort. Mr. Adams responded that it was a huge success, 
with participation from government, private and public sectors. He 
said he had a number of requests to continue the program and is 
looking at potential sources of manpower, such as workfare programs, 
parolees or expansion of the SWAP program. 

Ms. Helen Moss, Union Representative, Local 790, said she represented 
about 300 Municipal Railway employees, including the workers who 
regularly clean the buses. About 16 are assigned to do the graffiti 
work and 50 more are car cleaners. She said there was concern about 
expansion of the volunteer program ultimately displacing permanent 
employees. There also was concern that the health and safety 
regulations will not be strictly adhered to. She said that she would 
like to see more car cleaners and car cleaner supervisors hired. 
They are professionals in the proper use of harsh chemicals used in 
graffiti removal. Mr. Adams responded that all safety precautions 
were being taken and that volunteers receive the same rigorous 
training and orientation as the employees. The program is safe. 

Commissioner Toupin moved, Commissioner Flynn seconded. Resolution 
No. 89-0089 was adopted. 

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89-047 



Introduction of Old Business 

President Rodis requested a report regarding the amount of the 
attorneys' fees for the Mission Valley Rock litigation. 

******** 

Public Comments 

Mr. Norman Rolfe, representing San Francisco Tomorrow, mentioned that 
the minutes of February 14, 1989 omitted some remarks he made and he 
requested that this information be reflected in today's minutes. 

In his remarks, Mr. Rolfe stated that rather than looking at reducing 
expenses we should be looking at bringing in more revenue, and one of 
the ways was to get more cash customers. There was ample capacity on 
th.e system during off-peak hours and we should be striving to 
increase that traffic. He suggested a marketing program. He said we 
could get more cash customers by maintaining better cable car 
service. We have the cable cars and the crews out there but they are 
only delivering three-quarters of the service that they are supposed 
to be delivering. If we could get them running on schedule, more 
people would ride them, bringing in more money without any additional 
operating expenses. He said marketing and operating improvements on 
other lines could also bring in more money. 

******** 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:40 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Art Agnos 

Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

March 28, 1989 

COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

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SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC MBRAPv 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



89-049 



Call to Order: 2:07 P.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Gordon Chin. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of March 14, 1989 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0096 MR Approving Modification No. 2 to the Agreement with 
San Francisco State University for engineering 
services on various cable car machinery projects, 
extending the term five-months. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

19-0097 WD Approving Contract Modification No. 1, in the amount 
of $9,500 to San Francisco Water Department Contract 
No. WD-2021 - Crystal Springs Cottage Rehabilitation 
and Repairs, Eligom International Construction, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0098 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-1959R, Cathodic 
Protection for the Peninsula Division Pipelines, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Credit 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of $233.92; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $15,520.30 
to the Contractor, American Construction and Supply, 
Inc . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



89-050 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0099 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-2004, Electrical 
Upgrading San Francisco Water Department 
Administrative Building, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Contract Modification No. 2 in the amount 
of $84.87; authorizing an extension of 27 days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $10,496.26 
to Berrios Construction Co., Inc. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0100 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute Modification No. 1 to the Agreement with 
Manna Consultants, Inc., increasing the amount by 
$15,000 for technical analyses to develop a 
preliminary site recommendation for Metro East. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0101 WD Designating Tuesday, April 25, 1989 at 2:00 p.m. in 
Room 282, City Hall, San Francisco as the date, time 
and place for a public hearing to consider proposals 
for rate increases for water service and water 
supplied by the San Francisco Water Department to 
retail customers, and to consider proposals for rate 
increases and rate structure adjustments for water 
service and water supplied to wholesale customers. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0102 HH Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 

Supervisors a Hetch Hetchy supplemental appropriation 
in the amount of $2,936,000 from Hetch Hetchy's 
unappropriated revenue to purchase power and 
transmission services during the remainder of fiscal 
year 1988-89. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



89-051 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0103 MR Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Municipal Railway supplemental 
appropriation in the amount of $325,000 for 
Miscellaneous Salaries within the Transportation 
Division from surplus Miscellaneous Salaries, Craft 
Salaries and CAO-Insurance and Risk Reduction funds 
within the Maintenance Division. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0104 MR Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Municipal Railway supplemental 
appropriation in the amount of $300,000 to fund 
fringe benefits for Miscellaneous and Platform 
Salaries from Services of the PUC . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0105 MR Authorizing the General Manager of the Municipal 

Railway to execute an agreement with the Metropolitan 
Transportation Commission to fund the Regional 
Transit Connection program for 1988-89 at an 
approximate cost of $45,814. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0106 E Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to execute Amendment No. 1, in the amount of 
$218,759, to the agreement with Manna Consultants, 
Inc. for Phase II - Detail Design related to the 
rehabilitation of the Potrero Division Facility. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0107 MIS Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into a contract modification with 
Information Systems Associates for technical 
consulting for the period of April 1 to June 30, 
1989, in the amount of $70,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 
89-052 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0108 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 
select the California Environmental Internship 
Program to provide consulting services; and to 
negotiate and execute a professional services 
contract from March 1, 1989 to March 22, 1990, 
through the Director of Purchasing. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0109 P Adopting the Public Utilities Commission Affirmative 
Action Plan. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

******** 

Report of the General Manager 

The Embarcadero Projects 

Mr. Dean Coffey, General Manager of Public Utilities stated that 
Mr. Rudolph Nothenberg, Chief Administrative Officer and Mr. Douglas 
Wright, Deputy Mayor of Transportation and Public Works, were present 
to bring the Commission up-to-date on the status of The Embarcadero 
projects . 

In his presentation, Mr. Wright described the project area from the 
Pier 39 marina to Mission Bay. He pointed out three important 
Municipal Railway projects that are involved: 1) the Muni Metro 
Turnback, 2) the Muni Metro Extension, and 3) the F-Line. He said 
the light rail extensions, the tunneling and turnback are the 
responsibility of the Utilities Engineering Bureau of the PUC; and 
the boulevard is the responsibility of the Department of Public 
Works. The total cost would be about one-quarter of a billion 
dollars and right now we are looking at 12 or 13 state, federal and 
local funding sources. To accomplish this task in an efficient and 
effective manner, he said the Mayor and the Chief Administrative 
Officer are proposing to centralize the responsibilities of 
management, administration and engineering into a central office. 

Mr. Nothenberg described the nature of the proposal. He commented 
that there were 12 or 13 funding sources and at least that many 
agencies within and outside the City interested in this project — 
the Public Utilities Commission, Department of Public Works, Port, 
Redevelopment Agency, City Planning and a number of private sector 
enterprises and individuals that have an economic and development 
interest . 



89-053 



Mr. Nothenberg stated that to manage this project effectively (the 
intergovernmental relationships, the cost, scheduling, the 
coordination between private and public sector agencies, etc.), a 
small centrally located office would make sense. He said the 
proposal was for a small construction office to be housed in the 
CAO ' s office, subject to the policy control of a Board of Control 
consisting of the PUC, DPW, Port, Redevelopment Agency and City 
Planning. The representatives of those agencies would sit as a 
policy group and the Chief Administrative Officer would report to 
them. The office staff would consist of a project manager in charge 
of scheduling and control; a contract administration officer 
responsible for the multiplicity of contracts; a financial officer 
and controller; and a parttime MBE/WBE compliance officer, plus 
clerical support. The office would report to the Chief 
Administrative Officer and have the responsiblity to make grant 
applications, control the finances, scheduling and coordination of 
projects and buy services from other City departments. 

The proposal to centralize these activities will be submitted to the 
Board of Supervisors for approval. 

Mission Valley Rock Litigation 

Mr. Coffey stated that the Commissioners had requested a report on 
the costs of the suit that was brought against the City concerning 
its lease of a rock quarry and that Ms. Rohrer had those figures. 

Ms. Deborah Rohrer, Manager, Claims & Contracts, advised that the 
City Attorney's office had informed her that the costs for the 
Whitmore case were: $37,500 for attorneys' fees, $200 for depositions 
and $4,500 for Mr. Robert Paschall's independent appraisal report and 
his appearances before the Commission, a total of $42,200. She said 
there was no basis for recovering this money. 

President Rodis expressed concern about this happening again on 
future contracts and suggested that something be done to prevent 
reoccurrence of a similar situation creating needless expense and 
frustration. 

******** 

Resolution No. 89-0103 -- Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the 
Board of Supervisors a Municipal Railway supplemental appropriation 
in the amount of $325,000 for Miscellaneous Salaries within the 
Transportation Division. 

Commissioner Toupin stated that about a month ago when a supplemental 
appropriation came before the Commission, he brought up the subject 
of absenteeism and questioned whether an agreement couldn't be made 
with the Union to improve the situation. He asked whether the 
department had any discussions with the Union and if any changes were 
made. 

Mr. William Stead, General Manager, San Francisco Municipal Railway, 
replied that actual results for the first quarter of this year showed 
considerable improvement. Absenteeism was at 9-1/2%, which was down 
from the 10-1/2 - 11% figure at the beginning of last year. He said 
no changes were made with the Union. The MOU negotiations will begin 
shortly and will be finalized in August. Staff would then have the 
opportunity to look at work rule changes. He said absenteeism is now 
measured on the basis of calendar quarters and one of the things 
staff would propose to the Union as part of the negotiations would be 
a moving 90-day average. 



89-054 



Mr. Bobbie Brown, President, Transport Workers Union Local 250A, 
stated that the Union had ongoing meetings with the Municipal Railway 
on the problem of absenteeism and that this is a problem throughout 
the transit industry. He said a larger work force is needed and Muni 
should have more operators on board to do the work. 

******** 

Resolution No. 89-0109 — Adopting the Public Utilities Affirmative 
Action Plan. 

Ms. Andrea Gourdine, Manager, Bureau of Personnel and Training, 
reported that a draft of the proposed Affirmative Action Plan was 
sent to a number of community groups and organizations, and that to 
date no responses were received. She said a questionnaire was sent 
out at the same time, asking whether or not there was interest in 
establishing a minority task force for group involvement, and there 
was a lot of response to that. 

Commissioner Chin thought the idea of a minority task force was an 
excellent one. He said he was glad to hear that while some of the 
organizations had received the plan but not replied in writing, there 
was definitely interest in working with staff on a task force. He 
suggested more department involvement, not just Personnel, and that 
all our top level management participate in the process and work for 
the same goal. 

******** 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:00 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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MINUTES 



PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

April 11, 1989 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

: 2 4 1989 

SAM FRAiNJOIiiOO 



COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel Ej Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



89-056 



Call to Order: 2:10 P.M. 

Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin. 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn arrived at 2:15 P. Mi 

Excused: Commissioner Gordon Chin. 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of March 28, 1989 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 

RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0110 Rescheduling the date, time and place for a public 

hearing to consider proposals for rate increases for 
water service and water supplied by the San Francisco 
Water Department, from Tuesday, April 25, 1989 at 
2:00 p.m. in Room 282, City Hall, San Francisco to 
Tuesday, May 9, 1989 at 2:00 p.m. in Room 282, City 
Hall, San Francisco. 

Vote: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

19-0111 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$37,500. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0112 MR Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, totaling 
$179,425.02, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of February, 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



89-057 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0113 MR Approving collections in the amount of $25,006.05 and 
write-off compromise settlements in the amount of 
$204.50, for payment of damage claims which the 
Municipal Railway has against miscellaneous debtors 
for the month of March, 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0114 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2039, Repaving of Street and Sidewalk Openings for 
the San Francisco Water Department for the Fiscal 
Year Ending June 30, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0115 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 

Water Department Contract No. WD-2016, Sunol Valley 
Water Treatment Plant - Sludge Scraper Replacement, 
as satisfactorily completed; approving Contract 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of $7,150.92; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $4,428.94 
to Stacy and Witbeck, Inc. /Roger s/Genner , AJV;, 
Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0116 WD Accepting the work performed under Professional 

Services Contract CT-70007, covering services to the 
San Francisco Water Department in connection with 
waste water survey, as satisfactorily completed; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $5,801.80 
to Pitometer Associates, Consulting Engineers. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0117 GM Adopting the reorganization plan for staffing PUC's 

Environmental Health and Safety Program and directing 
staff to include the approved staffing in the budget 
for Fiscal Year 1989-90. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 

89-058 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0118 WD Approving the agreement with the California 

Department of Water Resources for construction of the 
necessary facilities to allow transfer of water from 
the State's South Bay Aqueduct to San Francisco's San 
Antonio Reservoir, in an amount not to exceed 
$350,000 with funds available in the Water 
Department's Capital Improvement Budget for new 
feeder mains. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0119 MR Authorizing the General Manager of the Municipal 
Railway to extend the contract with N-Graphic, a 
design consultant, through June 30, 1991, in an 
amount not to exceed $100,000 in each fiscal year 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0120 MR Authorizing the General Manager of the Municipal 
Railway to issue and distribute 300 complimentary 
3-day transportation passes to participants of the 
Women's Transit Seminar - 1989 National Conference to 
be held in San Francisco May 17 - 19, 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0121 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to solicit qualification statements from 
environmental management consulting firms to provide 
"as needed" services at Municipal Railway facilities 
for compliance with regulations regarding hazardous 
materials, for a period of thirty-six months at a 
cost not to exceed $1,000,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin 
Noes - Flynn 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0122 MR Authorizing the transfer of $150,000 from 

CAO-Insurance and Risk Reduction and $150,000 Bureau 
of Light Heat and Power for a total of $300,000 to 
Municipal Railway's workers Compensation account to 
cover projected deficit. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 
89-059 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0123 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to negotiate and execute a lease of approximately 
25,000 square feet of parking space from the Port of 
San Francisco to store motor coaches, for a term to 
commence as early as April 17, 1989 and terminate no 
later than July 31, 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the following 
lesolution was adopted: 

89-0124 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 
select Bules and Associates to provide consulting 
services; and to negotiate and execute a professional 
services contract for $5,000 through the Director of 
Purchasing . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 



******** 

Report of the General Manager 
Notice of Public Hearing 

Mr. Dean Coffey, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported that 
due to a foul-up at the Examiner the Notice of Public Hearing to 
Consider Revised Schedules of Rates and Charges to be Charged by the 
San Francisco Water Department did not get published in the Examiner, 
and that Romaine Boldridge, Secretary, Public Utilities Commission, 
would comment on what happened. 

Ms. Boldridge stated that today at 11:30 a.m. the California 
Newspaper Service Bureau, the company with which we place our ads in 
the Examiner, advised that the Examiner failed to publish the notice 
on Monday, April 10 because of a computer error; She said that meant 
the legal requirements for a hearing on April 25 were not met and 
staff was asking the Commission to do two things: 1) determine that 
the need to act upon this matter came up after the calendar was 
published; and 2) reschedule the hearing for Tuesday, May 9, with 
material available to the public beginning May 1. 

President Rodis suggested that for the record a letter be written to 
the Examiner advising of the consequences this caused. 

Commissioner Toupin moved, Commissioner Chiesa seconded, to hear the 
matter at this time. The motion passed unanimously. On motion of 
Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, the date of May 
9, 1989 was set for the public hearing. Resolution No. 89-0110 was 
unanimously adopted. 

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89-060 



Resolution No. 89-0117 — Adopting the Reorganization Plan for 
staffing PUC's Environmmental Health and Safety Program. 

Mr. Dean Coffey stated this was a restructuring of the Safety 
Department into two separate units — a Health and Environmental 
Section and a Safety Section under a manager. He said the program 
included the same number of budgeted people, and just reorganized and 
redefined their positions. Also, with this new program the department 
would be preventing safety and health problems rather than just 
responding to them after they have happened. 

On motion by Commissioner Toupin and seconded by Commissioner Chiesa, 
Resolution No. 89-0117 was approved. 

******** 

Resolution No. 89-0120 -- Authorizing the General Manager of the 
Municipal Railway to Issue and Distribute 300 Complimentary 3-Day 
Transportation Passes to Participants of the Women's Transit Seminar - 
1989 National Conference. 

Mr. Jaimie Levin, Director, Community Affairs, San Francisco Municipal 
Railway, commented that the Women's Transit Seminar was a national 
organization promoting the professional development of women in all 
aspects of transportation. The organization had 2,000 members and 300 
were anticipated to attend the conference. He said the Commission was 
being requested to support this program and allow complimentary passes 
to the delegates, and that APTA delegates were given free passes when 
they were in San Francisco for their conference. He said a number of 
the seminars would be of considerable value to the Municipal Railway 
on a professional level and that complimentary passes were being given 
to our staff to attend the seminars. 

In his comments, Commissioner Flynn raised the question of whether we 
should stop issuing free passes to organizations coming to San 
Francisco for any purpose, other than to the Navy. He said the 300 
delegates riding the system free was not going to make a difference at 
all to the dollar value which Muni will lose but he was concerned 
about the perception of the general public that we continue to raise 
fares, cut service, and then give away free services. 

Ms. Rebecca Kolstrand, Chair for the Women's Transit Conference, 
stated she had been working with the Municipal Railway and other Bay 
Area transit agencies over the past year to get passes for their 
members. Because it is a transportation organization she felt it was 
important not only to highlight our own transportation system in the 
City but also throughout the Bay Area, and one of the ways to do that 
was through Municipal Railway participation. She said the Women's 
Transit Conference was furnishing 4 passes to the opening reception 
and 3 passes to attend the full 3-day event. Ms. Kolstrand urged 
Commission support. 

Commissioner Toupin moved to accept staff recommendation to issue the 
complimentary passes. Commissioner Chiesa seconded; Commissioners 
Rodis, Chiesa and Rodis voted "Aye". Commissioner Flynn voted "No". 

******** 

Resolution No. 89-0121 -- Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to solicit qualification statements from environmental 
management consulting firms to provide "as needed" services at 
Municipal Railway facilities for compliance with regulations regarding 
hazardous materials. 

Ms. Jo Ivester, Deputy General Manager of Engineering and 
Administration, Municipal Railway, stated that the Commission had 

89-061 



previously authorized $150,000 for solicitation of proposals for 
professional environmental management consulting service for 
identifying work that must be performed at each Municipal Railway 
facility to come into compliance with all laws and regulations 
regarding the storage, use, disposal and recycling of hazardous 
materials. Staff has since recommended that the scope of work be 
expanded to include site characterization and remediation, tank 
testing and certification on an "as needed" basis to enable the 
Municipal Railway to gain competent assistance on short notice from 
experienced consultants. The Commission is being requested to 
authorize solicitation of qualification statements to provide the 
required services. She said this program had been developed working 
closely with the Department of Public Health and the City Attorney's 
office . 

President Rodis questioned the work the contractor would be doing in 
relationship to our own Environmental Health and Safety staff, 
approved earlier in the meeting. 

Mr. Bill Lee, Assistant Director - Toxics, San Francisco Health 
Department, stated that former Mayor Dianne Feinstein had originally 
given the Department of Public Health the responsibility of 
coordinating the City's program. They were the lead agency, working 
with the District Attorney, City Attorney and other City departments, 
and they felt it was very advantageous to use a third party. He said 
they had been working very closely with PUC and the Municipal Railway 
and that the efforts of the Environmental Health and Safety staff 
would not be a duplication of work. 

Commissioner Flynn inquired about the source of the funds. Ms. 
Ivester advised that $150,000 had already been earmarked in the PUC 
Safety Office budget, and staff would look for additional money in 
three basic places: 1) in the operating budget Contractual Service; 
2) Material and Supplies; and 3) in the area of Services of Other 
Departments where they had money and work orders to Department of 
Public Health that had not been spent. She said there also was the 
Capital Improvement Program where in some instances one improvement 
could be deferred in favor of one more directly tied to hazardous 
materials handling. 

On motion by Commissioner Toupin and seconded by Commissioner Chiesa, 
Resolution No. 89-0121 was approved. 

******** 

Resolution No. 89-0133 -- Authorizing the General Manager of Public 

Utilities to negotiate and execute a lease of approximately 25,000 

square feet of parking space from the Port of San Francisco to store 
motor coaches. 

Mr. William Stead, General Manager, San Francisco Municipal Railway, 
stated that over the next year the department will be purchasing 56 
40-ft buses and 45 30-ft. buses, and that this space is required to 
store buses that are being scrapped out of the fleet while they are 
being processed for disposal. The space will allow for storage of 50 
buses off property. With the new buses coming in and the old buses 
sitting on the property waiting for disposal it's hindering Muni's 
ability to move buses around and to operate properly. 

Commissioner Chiesa asked whether the problem arose because the 
purchaser of the buses failed to remove the vehicles; 

Mr. stead replied in the affirmative. He stated that the sale was 
advertised and the high bid accepted but rather than removing the 
buses per the contract the contractor started cutting up and 

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salvaging the buses on the site. The contractor did not anticipate 
finding a major amount of plywood. The bidder assumed the buses were 
all metal. This has resulted in a situation where the buses are not 
being disposed of in a proper and timely manner. 

President Rodis asked whether the contractor could be compelled to 
remove the buses based on the terms of the contract. 

Mr. Stead said this could be done but staff was trying to remedy this 
situation with less drastic measures and that they were working with 
the Purchasing Department for appropriate action. 

On motion by Commissioner Chiesa and seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution No. 89-0133 was adopted. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:22 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

MAY 16 1989 

SAN FRANCUaCO 

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- PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 
Room 282, City Hall 
2:00 P.M. 
•^ April 25, 1989 

COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



89-064 



Call to Order: 2:08 P.M, 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of April 11, 1989 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0125 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$25,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0126 MR Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, totaling 
$193,416.25, for settlement of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, in the month of March, 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0127 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-1950, Millbrae Headquarters Auto Shop and 
Warehouse Replacement. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



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On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0128 MR Accepting the work performed under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-989 Kirkland Division - 
Replace/Rehabilitate Cylcone Vacuum System, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Contract 
Modification No. 2 in the amount of $330.00; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $15,363.85 
to Angotti & Reilly/T.E. Joo, Joint Venture, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0129 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to request the City Attorney to draft a proposed 
charter amendment for review by the Public Utilities 
Commission, amending the Charter to change the Deputy 
General Manager positions within PUC departments into 
permanent exempt appointments. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

; 9—01 30 GM Adopting the revised Conflict of Interest Code and 
urging the Board of Supervisors to adopt said code 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0131 WD Approving the San Francisco Water Department's 

drought contingency plans for 1989 and the inclusion 
of the changes designed to allow reduction of excess 
use charges in the current water rationing program. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0132 WD Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute Letter of Agreement to reimburse the 
Metropolitan Water District the amount of $11,000 and 
authorizing approval to pay the invoiced $5,000 for a 
total of $16,000, to complete a study of Delta 
drinking water quality. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



89-066 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0133 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute an amendment to the fisheries study 
agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
raising the cost of the study from $200,000 to 
$240,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0134 Requesting the Board of Supervisors to approve 

contracting for the provision of paratransit services 
for 1989-1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0135 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 

to extend the current Cable Car Barn concession/space 
agreement with the Pacific Coast Chapter of The 
Railroad and Locomotive Historical Society, for one 
year until April 30, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0136 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Municipal Railway 
to execute a concession permit with the San Francisco 
Newspaper Agency to distribute the Chronicle and 
Examiner newspapers on Muni Metro subway platforms, 
commencing May 1, 1989 and terminating on December 
31, 1993. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0137 E Authorizing the Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau 
to request proposals from consulting engineering 
firms to provide a needs assessment analysis of 
Balboa and Francisco Reservoirs. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



89-067 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0138 E Authorizing the Utilities Engineering Bureau to 

request qualification statements, interview, select 
and recommend to the Public Utilities Commission a 
qualified engineering firm to provide required 
engineering services, for a period of 24 months, at 
cost not to exceed $350,000, of which $100,000 will 
be allocated to Municipal Railway Engineering 
projects . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0139 E Authorizing the Manager, Utilities Engineering 
Bureau, to execute Amendment No. 4 to the 
Professional Services Agreement with Camp Dresser and 
McKee, Inc. to perform Conceptual Engineering for the 
San Andreas Water Treatment Plant Expansion, in an 
amount not to exceed $565,552. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0140 FM Opposing SB907 and authorizing PUC staff to present 
this position for adoption by the State Legislative 
Committee as the position of the City and County of 
San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0141 FM Opposing SB1611 and authorizing PUC staff to present 
this position for adoption by the State Legislative 
Committee as the position of the City and County of 
San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 



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89-068 



Report of the General Manager 

36 Line Bus Service 

Mr. Dean Coffey, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported that 
staff was proposing to reduce service on the 36 Line due to many 
complaints of traffic congestion on Myra Way. 

Mr. Angelo Figone, General Superintendent, Schedules & Planning, 
Municipal Railway, stated that a public hearing was held on March 27, 
1989 and that nine options were presented to the public. He said 
staff was recommending one-way service on the 36 Line and that this 
proposal would be presented to the Commission on May 23, 1989 for 
approval. He said the department would like to implement the change 
in service as soon as possible after June 24, 1989. 

Water Awareness Week 

Mr. Robert Vasconcellos , Manager, Resources and Planning, San 
Francisco Water Department, stated that the week of May 1-7 had been 
designated as the second annual Water Awareness Week sponsored by the 
State Department of Water Resources. He said the Mayor had issued a 
proclamation declaring the importance of water to the people of 
California; posters were distributed to city buildings, schools and 
downtown highrises; and public service announcements were distributed 
to all major TV and radio outlets. He said schools were 
participating in poster contests with awards, and that resale 
customers were doing similar promotions in the suburban areas. 

Metropolitan Transportation Commission Sales Tax Committee 

Mr. Dean Coffey reported that the Commission had been requested to 
appoint Commissioner Gordon Chin to be our representative on the 
Assembly Bill 842 Committee. On motion of Commissioner Toupin, 
seconded by Commissioner Chiesa, Commissioner Chin was appointed. 

Mr. Coffey said there was a vacancy on the Transport Workers Union - 
San Francisco Municipal Railway Trust Fund. 

******** 

Resolution No. 89-0129 — Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to request the City Attorney to draft a proposed Charter 
amendment for review by the Public Utilities Commission, amending the 
Charter to change the Deputy General Manager positions within PUC 
departments into permanent exempt appointments. 

Mr. Dean Coffey stated that this was a request to change the deputy 
general manager positions within PUC departments into permanent 
exempt appointments and that this was presently being done in other 
City departments. He said the appointments would be made the same as 
for the other exempt positions, subject to approval by the 
Commission, and that there would be a grandfather clause for people 
already in jobs. 

Commissioner Chin stressed it was important that affirmative action 
be addressed in these future appointments. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Chiesa, 
Resolution No. 89-0129 was unanimously adopted. 

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Resolution No. 89-0131 — Approving the San Francisco Water 
Department's drought contingency plans for 1989 and the inclusion of 
the changes designed to allow reduction of excess use charges in the 
current water rationing program. 

Mr. Robert Vasconcellos stated that since the public hearing of 
February 14, 1989 staff has had discussions with resale customers and 
the landscape contractors association resulting in some significant 
changes in the contingency plans. The major change is the 
elimination of the worst case alternatives which called for a 35 
percent reduction in consumption. The above average precipitation 
and runoff during the month of March eliminated consideration of more 
severe rationing and the extreme hardships associated with those 
alternatives . 

He said one of the possible alternatives was to ban any new 
landscaping which would have been a burden on landscape 
contractors. Discussions with them had progressed to the point 
where, if a 35% program was necessary, the Water Department would 
have recommended that new landscaping only be allowed if in accord 
with low water use landscaping, efficient irrigation systems and 
postponement of turf planting until normal water supplies existed. 
The landscape contractors agreed that this would allow them to do the 
vast majority of their normal work. 

Mr. Vasconcellos stated that right now the contingency plans contain 
basically the same three alternatives as in the beginning, which 
would be a 5, 10 and 25 percent program. The 25 percent program is a 
continuation of what we are doing now; the 5 and 10 percent are two 
levels of voluntary programs. Imposition of water use restrictions 
on the suburban resale customers was no longer an issue and was not 
included in the contingency plans. He said removing the 35% 
alternative eliminated the need for imposing water use restrictions 
and the restrictions contained in the 10% alternative would be 
implemented on a cooperative basis with the resale customers rather 
than on a mandated system-wide basis. 

He stated that the contingency plans were changed to include 
provisions for water banking for resale customers starting on August 
1, 1988, the beginning date for excess use charges, rather than 
December 1, 1988 as previously recommended. This would allow them to 
recover excess use charges in billing periods where consumption was 
over allotment by offsetting it with consumption under allotment in 
other billing periods, and to request adjustments to increase summer 
allotments by decreasing winter allotments. The redistribution of 
allotments could be up to a 15/45 formula as requested by the resale 
customers but limited to the annual allocation established by the 
10/60 formula. 

Mr. Vasconcellos said the provisions on banking and a 15/45 formula 
were intended as changes to the existing 25% rationing program. 

Mr. Ray McDevitt, representing the Bay Area Water Users Association, 
stated that the Association was pleased that the 35% reduction 
program was no longer necessary. Referring to the issue of regional 
equity, they were disappointed that there wasn't any movement on the 
basic issue of allocation of water in terms of scarcity. He said the 
Association supported the banking and allotment reallocation and they 
urged the Commission to adopt the measures. He said there was a need 
for continued cooperative planning. He requested that the Commission 
set aside some time in its first meeting in October for a progress 
report from Water Department staff and the Bay Area Water Users 
Association covering the 6-months period; and that the Association be 
notified when staff proposes to submit its specific recommendations 
for rationing in May or June. 

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Commissioner Toupin suggested that the first meeting in October be 
set aside for discussion of progress to date. 

Mr. Doug Short, Senior Engineer for the City of Palo Alto, spoke in 
favor of the plan. 

On motion of Commissioner Chiesa, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
Resolution No. 89-0113 was unanimously adopted. 

******** 

Resolution No. 89-0135 — Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to extend the current Cable Car Barn Concession/Space 
agreement with the Pacific Coast Chapter of The Railroad and 
Locomotive Historical Society for one year until April 30, 1990. 

Mr. Jaimie Levin, Director of Public Service, Municipal Railway, 
stated that The Railroad and Locomotive Historical Society had been 
operating the cable car museum continuously since February of 1974, 
except during the 1982-84 cable car reconstruction project. The 
permit which was expiring at the end of April, provided for an 
additional five-year extension. He said there were a number of 
problems with the museum and the Society had completed an excellent 
interpretive study at their own expense, recommending the upgrading 
of exhibit areas and improving interior environmental conditions. 
The one-year of additional time was required so the Society could 
complete preliminary design and engineering drafts to develop an 
acceptable architectural plan for upgrading the museum. He said at 
the end of the year, staff would report back to the Commission with 
their recommendations on the permit to operate the concession. 

Commissioner Toupin inquired if the improvements would be paid for by 

the City. Mr. Levin replied that possibly some funding would be from 

the museum and some private, and that it would be part of the 
negotiations . 

Commissioner Chin asked whether the extension of one-year would not 
presume that we were buying into any major restoration? and if it 
were found that we can further develop the plan, would it obligate 
us? Mr. Levin replied in the negative. 

Ms. Marilyn Davis suggested using blind people in the museum 
concession program. 

Mr. Levin said this permit was unique in that it was more than a 
sales concession, and that the Society provided historical exhibits 
and items. 

Mr. Coffey said that the urgency of this one-year renewal was that 
the contract was expiring on April 30 and that it would not preclude 
us from exploring another program after that time. 

Commissioner Chin moved approval, Commissioner Chiesa seconded. 
Resolution No. 89-0135 was adopted. 

******** 

Resolution No. 89-0137 — Authorizing the Manager, Utilities 
Engineering Bureau to request proposals from consulting firms to 
provide a needs assessment analysis of Balboa and Francisco 
Reservoirs. 

Mr. Donald Keener, Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau, stated that 
this authorizes staff to select a consultant to perform a study that 
would determine the need within the water system for the currently 
unused Balboa reservoir. 

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Commissioner Chin inquired whether there would be any consideration 
of other proposed devlopments. Mr. Keener replied that this was a 
study of what Water Department uses could be made of the site, and 
that both basins would be looked at. 

Mr. Coffey pointed out that we are looking at the use of non-potable 
water and a dual system for the future, and that this was a 
long-range plan. 

President Rodis asked about the time frame of this study. Mr. Keener 
replied that the study should be completed by December 30, 1989 
assuming it could be started following a selection process in August. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Chiesa, Resolution No. 
89-0137 was adopted. 

******** 

Resolution No. 89-0138 — Authorizing the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to request qualification statements, interview, select and 
recommend to the Public Utilities Commission, a qualified engineering 
firm to provide required "as needed" engineering services, for a 
period of 24 months, at a cost not to exceed $350,000, of which 
$100,000 will be allocated to Municipal Railway Engineering projects. 

Mr. Donald Keener stated this request was for an "as needed" 
consultant and would cover contracts for 1989 and 1990. He said 
Allstate Geotechnical Services, Inc. and Mor r ison-Knudsen Engineers, 
Inc. were presently supplying supplementary engineering services on 
an "as needed" basis and that these contracts would expire in 
December of 1989. 

On motion of Commissioner Chiesa, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
Resolution No. 89-0138 was adopted. 

******** 

Resolution No. 89-0140 and Resolution No. 89-0141 -- Recommending 
opposition to SB907 and AB1611, and authorizing PUC staff to present 
this position for adoption by the State Legislative Committee as the 
position of the City and County of San Francisco. 

Mr. Jerry Levine, Head Grant Administrator, Finance Department, 
stated that these two bills would be heard in Sacramento during May 
and would significantly affect the Municipal Railway. He said staff 
was recommending that the Commission oppose both of them. 

******** 

Resolution No. 89-0140 - SB907 

Mr. Levine stated SB907 would require every California public transit 
operator to purchase only buses equipped to operate on methanol or 
ethanol fuel. The effective date of this bill would be 11/1/90. He 
said a very substantial diesel bus purchase was pending and this 
measure would affect that purchase. 

Commissioner Toupin asked if there are any buses that run on 
methanol. Mr. Levin replied in the negative and that according to 
Muni engineers there is no technology that can handle the methanol 
buses in an efficient and safe manner. Commissioner Toupin suggested 
that staff engage in some serious study of the use of methanol as one 
of our priorities. 



89-072 



Ms. Marilyn Davis said that Golden Gate Transit is running methanol 
buses and suggested that staff look at it for environmental 
purposes. Commissioner Toupin requested that staff keep the 
Commission updated in this area. 

Commissioner Chiesa moved, Commissioner Toupin seconded. Resolution 
No 89-0140 opposing SB907 was unanimously approved. 

******** 

Resolution No. 89-0141 - AB1611 

Mr. Jerry Levin stated that AB1611 would revise membership in the 
Metropolitan Transportation Commission to reflect shifts in 
population. It would immediately add an additional seat for both 
Alameda and Santa Clara Counties; and reduce San Francisco's 
proportional representation on the Commission. 

Commissioner Toupin moved, Commissioner Chiesa seconded. Resolution 
No. 89-0141 opposing AB1611 was unamimously approved. 

******** 

Public Comments 

Mr. David Pilpel stated that he was concerned about the safety of the 
transit shelters, particularly the availability of telephones and 
lighting along Sunset Boulevard and Park Presidio in the evening. He 
was also concerned about the broken glass panels in many locations 
and Gannett's seemingly inability to replace them in a timely mannr. 
He asked what steps were being taken to insure compliance with the 
contract . 

Mr. Coffey said staff was aware of the glass shelter vandalism and 
that plastic was being considered. He said staff would review the 
contract for compliance. 

Commissioner Flynn stated he noticed some of the shelters were not 
being cleaned and maintained properly. 

Ms. Marilyn Davis stated that strips or markers are needed on the 
shelters so blind people and others will not run into them. 

******** 

Mr. Pilpel expressed appreciation and complimented Muni staff for 
providing the Modern Transit Society of San Francisco a comprehensive 
tour of the Municipal Railway on March 31 and April 1. 

******** 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:50 P.M 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



DOCUMENTS DEP T> 

MAY 3 1989 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

May 9, 1989 

COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



89-074 



Call to Order: 2:10 P.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

Excused: Commissioner H. Welton Flynn 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of April 25, 1989 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0142 WD Declaring an end to the water shortage emergency, 
and ending the water rationing program and excess 
use charges for all customers of the San Francisco 
Water Department, effective Wednesday, May 10, 1989 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0143 WD Adopting proposed rate increase under Plan 1 - 

Without Rationing, of 33.3% above the current rates 
for 1988-89, for Suburban Wholesale Customers. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

19-0144 WD Adopting a Schedule of Rates for retail water 
service in San Francisco and suburban areas. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

19-0145 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance 
to apply for, accept, and expend $45,168,050 of 
Federal Capital Assistance and required local match 
funds to purchase 40 New Generation Light Rail 
Vehicles . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 
89-075 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0146 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totaling $147,500.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0147 BLHP Authorizing the Bureau of Light, Heat and Power to 

execute Amendment No. 2 to the July 1, 1987 Contract 
No. 200 with Kingston Constructors, Inc., 
Maintenance, Repair and Alterations of City-owned 
Street Lighting Systems, increasing the limit of 
payment from $1,271,325 to $2,031,325 through June 
30, 1990; and extending the contract 12 months 
through June 30, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0148 GM Approving and requesting the Controller's 

concurrence in amendment of Rules and Regulations, 
Public Utilities Commission Revolving Fund, for 
checking accounts, petty cash and change funds. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0149 GM Authorizing the City's lobbyist to work in 

opposition as necessary to AB1019 and SB2102, to 
oppose unless amended AB2177, and to work with the 
author to modify SB737 as necessary. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0150 GM Approving the draft Charter amendment to change the 
deputy general manager positions in the Municipal 
Railway, Water Department and Hetch Hetchy Water & 
Power to permanent exempt appointments; protecting 
the rights of permanent incumbents; and urging the 
Board of Supervisors to place said Charter amendment 
on the ballot for vote by the electorate on November 
7, 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



89-076 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0151 WD Approving a fund transfer in the amount of $100,000 
from the Water Department's capital program to 
increase the Pleasanton Property Plan Development 
project; extending the contract with Martin 
Inderbitzen to June 30, 1991 and increasing the 
total contract by an amount of $50,000; amending the 
contract with the Planning Collaborative to reflect 
a completion date of July, 1990 and increase the 
total contract by an amount of $50,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0152 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute Amendment No. 2 to the agreement with 
Bechtel North American Power Corporation for design 
and implementation of the Records Management 
Program, extending the time to December 31, 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0153 MR Authorizing the Negotiated Procurement Procedures 
for use in the purchase of mass transit vehicles; 
and authorizing submittal to the Purchaser, City 
Attorney and UMTA for approval. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0154 MR Designating Tuesday, June 13, 1989 at 2:00 P.M. in 
Room 282, City Hall, San Francisco, as the date, 
time and place for a public hearing to consider 
revisions to Municipal Railway fares to allow for a 
regional transit carrier monthly fare and to revise 
the eligibility standards for discount fares. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0155 E Approving the substitution of subcontractor, 

Automatic Sprinkler Corporation for Orvin Fire 
Protection, to perform the fire protection system 
work under Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-859, 
Harrison Street Facility, General Construction. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 

89-077 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0156 EC Recommending to the Board of Supervisors, the 

acceptance, on behalf of the City and County of San 
Francisco, of the gift of financial and technical 
support up to a maximum value of $60,000 from the 
Pacific Gas and Electric Company to support District 
Heating and Cooling studies for the Mission Bay 
Redevelopment Area. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0157 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 
select Community Energy Services Corporation to 
provide consulting services, and to execute a 
professional services contract for $5,000 to be paid 
from the "Private/Public Sector Initiatives" 
category of the Bureau's Professional Services 
budget for FY 1988-89. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0158 CC Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Municipal Railway Supplemental 
Appropriation in the amount of $960,000 from any 
legally available funds to pay judgments, claims and 
litigation expenses approved by this Commission 
during the balance of Fiscal Year 1988-89 and that 
any such funds not actually expended before June 30, 
1989 be carried forward to pay pending claims. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0159 CC Consenting to the assignment of ground lease of 
Water Department land located in Millbrae, from 
Wickes Companies, Inc., Assignor to OSH Acquisition 
Corporation, Assignee for the remainder of the term 
of lease; and requiring that Grace Retail 
Corporation, the original Lessee/Assignor and Wickes 
Companies, Inc., the present Lessee/Assignor remain 
liable under the terms of lease. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 

******** 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

******** 
89-078 



Report of the General Manager 

Transit Shelters 

Mr. Dean Coffey, General Manager of Public Utilities, stated that at 
the April 25th meeting the Commission requested a status report on 
the transit shelter program and Mr. Lou Lillian was present to make 
the report. 

Mr. Lou Lillian, General Manager, Gannett Transit Shelters, reported 
that as of May 9, 1989, 651 shelters had been constructed (69% 
commercial, 31% non-commercial) and they were on schedule. 514 of 
those shelters were illuminated. PG&E was behind schedule due to 
staffing problems, but the illumination is presently at 80%. He said 
approximately 1000 shelters should be erected and illuminated by the 
end of the year. 

He stated that Gannett had increased their maintenance staff to 20, 
assigned 7 days a week including holidays, and that maintenance 
problems were being taken care of within several hours. Staff was 
working closely with the kids in the Mission district and southside 
of the City to correct the vandalism, graffiti and maintenance 
problems . 

Mr. Lillian said there had been 450 pieces of broken glass in the 
shelters. In setting up the program Gannett had anticipated 10% 
breakage but it actually had been 20%. Repairs were curtailed 
because they ran out of glass and the manufacturer was two weeks late 
in replenishing the stock but they now have two trucks out each day 
replacing the glass and the situation should improve. 

He stated that they were exceeding City's requirements on MBE/WBE/LBE 
contract compliance. 

He said a wide variety of public service messages were being placed 
in the shelters and staff was working with the Lighthouse for the 
Blind on incentives for the blind. Some Muni maps were being printed 
in Braille and installed on the backside of the shelters. He said 
staff was working on the legislative process to allow advertising on 
the Market Street transit shelters. The 3-sided kiosks would have 
advertising on two sides, one side being for the exclusive use by the 
City for the arts. 

President Rodis mentioned that at the last meeting Commissioner Flynn 
was concerned about some of the shelters not being cleaned and 
maintained properly because they weren't being reported. Mr. Lillian 
replied that the Municipal Railway inspectors and Department of 
Public Works were calling in complaints, as well as citizens using 
their hotline. Gannett recently hired a shelter patrol person so 
there were now two full-time persons to patrol the City and follow up 
on the maintenance crews. 

Methanol/Ethanol Fuel 

Mr. Coffey reported that at the last meeting the Commission requested 
staff to look into the possible use of methanol and ethanol. They 
found that the American Public Transportation Association is making a 
complete report looking at manufacturers, what manufacturers are 
doing, what other bus companies are doing, and what can be done. As 
soon as the report is received, it will be presented to the 
Commission . 

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Resolution No. 89-0142 — Declaring an end to the water shortage 
emergency, and ending the water rationing program and excess use 
charges for all customers of the San Franisco Water Department, 
effective Wednesday, May 10, 1989. 

Mr. Coffey requested that Item No. 4 on the Special Meeting calendar, 
Option to Purchase Water, be withdrawn. He requested that the 
Commission consider acting on removing the rationing program. 

Commissioner Toupin moved to entertain a discussion of the 
discontinuance of the rationing program. Commissioner Chiesa 
seconded. Motion was unanimously approved. 

Mr. Anson Moran, General Manager , Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, 
reported that as of Friday, May 5th there was a significant increase 
in the rate of runoff into our reservoirs and that as of May 9th 
300,000 acre feet had been accummulated from this year's runoff. The 
aim had been 400,000 acre feet. Recently it reached 266,000 and this 
weekend 34,000 was added. He said current inflows were 8200 cubic 
feet per second, an addition of 8000 acre feet per day. 

Mr. Arthur Jensen, Deputy General Manager, San Francisco Water 
Department, stated that the rationing program had been in effect 
since May 1, 1988 and applied to 2.2 million people in our area. He 
said the change in water supply conditions now allows staff to 
recommend calling off rationing and the excess use charges imposed; 
also, staff would not be seeking the purchase of water from the State 
at this time. Mr. Jensen extended the Department's appreciation to 
all its customers, the citizens, and businesses within the City and 
County of San Francisco and to the wholesale customers, for their 
efforts and cooperation during the period of rationing. He 
encouraged people to continue to use water wisely. 

Mr. Jensen requested Commission approval of the resolution ending the 
water shortage emergency and water rationing program. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Chiesa, 
Resolution No. 89-0142 was unanimously adopted. 

******** 

Public Hearing — Item No. 8(a) To consider adoption of proposed rate 
increase under Plan 1 - Without Rationing, of 33.3% above the current 
rates for 1988-89 for Suburban Wholesale Customers; Item No. 8(b) To 
consider adoption of proposed rate increase under Plan 2 - With 
Continued Rationing, of 72.6% above the current rates for 1988-89, 
for Suburban Wholesale Customers; Item 8(c) To consider adoption of 
the schedule of penalties for water use in excess of allotment and 
making the schedule a part of the Schedule of Rates to be charged by 
the San Francisco Water Department, effective with meter readings 
made on or after July 1, 1989; and Item 8(d) To consider adopting a 
Schedule of Rates for retail water service in San Francisco and 
suburban areas. 

Ms. Christine Morioka, Rate Administrator, San Francisco Water 
Department, stated that the Water Department was requesting that the 
water rates be continued for the City customers and the suburban 
retail customers at the current level; and that a 33.3% rate increase 
was being asked for the suburban wholesale customers. She said that 
due to the end of water rationing, staff was requesting that Items 
8(b) and 8(c) be withdrawn. 

On motion of Commission Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Chiesa, 
Items 8(b) and 8(c) were withdrawn by unanimous vote. 



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President Rodis asked for public testimony. 

Ms. Marguerite Warren commented on how an increase in rates would 
affect the people of San Francisco living on fixed income, and that 
an increase in water rates, together with increases in other 
services, is a hardship on families. She said with the end of water 
rationing, Water Department income would increase as people would be 
using more water and the Department should reduce expenses rather 
than raise the rates. She urged staff to hold off any increases at 
this time. 

Mr. Robert Hilton of Price Waterhouse and consultants to the Bay Area 
Water Users Association, stated that although they had spent several 
days preparing an analysis of the 72.6% rate increase for 
presentation at the meeting, they were glad it was not necessary; and 
while there were some minor questions, they were not in opposition to 
the 33.3% increase. He said that during the drought the Bay Area 
Water Users Association representatives worked with the Water 
Department staff to monitor and analyze water supply and consumption, 
and he encouraged the continuance of working together in that 
effort. He asked the Commission to adopt the Water Department 
recommendation . 

The public hearing was closed. 

On motion of Commissioner Chiesa, seconded by Commissioner Chin, 
Resolution No. 89-0143 adopting the proposed rate increase, under 
Plan I - Without Ratining, of 33.3% above the current rates for 
1988-89 for Suburban Wholesale Customers, was unanimously approved. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Chiesa, 
Resolution No. 89-0144 adopting a Schedule of Rates for retail water 
service in San Francisco and suburban areas, was unanimously approved, 

******** 

President Rodis called a recess at 2:45 P.M. The meeting was 
reconvened at 2:54 P.M. 

******** 

Public Hearing - Resolution No. 89-0145 — Authorizing the Assistant 
General Manager of Finance to apply for, accept, and expend 
$45,168,050 of Federal Capital Assistance and required local match 
funds to purchase 40 New Generation Light Rail Vehicles. 

President Rodis opened the public hearing. There being no public 
comments, the public hearing was closed. 

On motion of Commissioner Chiesa, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
Resolution No. 89-0145 was unanimously adopted. 

******** 

Resolution No. 89-0158 — Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the 
Board of Supervisors a Municipal Railway Supplemental Appropriation 
in the amount of $960,000 from any legally available funds to pay 
judgments, claims and litigation expenses approved by this Commission 
during the balance of Fiscal Year 1988-89 and that any such funds not 
actually expended before June 30, 1989 be carried forward to pay 
pending claims. 

Ms. Deborah Rohrer, Manager, Claims and Contracts, stated that based 
on the current rate of expenditure of claims settlements there will 
be a shortfall by the end of the fiscal year, June 30, 1989. There 

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will not be sufficient funds in the budget for fiscal year 1989-90 to 
cover the shortfall. Last year $1.3 million worth of claims were 
paid out of this year's budget and the shortfall is a reflection of 
that. There were fewer claims this year than in the last three years 
and the claim amounts were substantially lower. Over the past four 
years the average cost of claims has varied from $3400 to $4600, this 
year being about $4000. 

President Rodis asked whether the exceptionally high claims were 
included in computing the average amount. Ms. Rohrer replied in the 
negative . 

Mr. Coffey said the accident rate is declining and Commissioner 
Chiesa asked whether the decline was due to the fact that there is 
less service. 

Mr. William Stead, General Manager, Municipal Railway replied that 
the amount of service is factored by "accidents per million miles". 
The total accident rate fell from 178 to 115 per million miles from 
1979 to today, a drop of 36% in 9 years, or 1309 fewer accidents. 
Passenger injury rate in 1979 was 30 per million miles. In 1988 it 
was 25 per million miles, down 17%. The number of persons injured in 
all accidents decreased from 1433 in 1984 to 1058 in 1988, down 26%. 

President Rodis said he was amazed that there should be such a 
decline since the driver training program had been eliminated and 
that when it is restored in the budget there should be a greater 
decline . 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Chiesa, 
Resolution No. 89-0158 was unanimously adopted. 

******** 

THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:25 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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iMAIN PUBLIC LIBRARY 
Government Documents 
Civic Center-lst Floor 



j£ MINUTES 

. PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Art Agnos 
Mayor 

SPECIAL MEETING 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
MAY 9 1989 

SAN FRMivw.^ 



Room 282, City Hall 

Immediately Following Regular Meeting 

May 9, 1989 

COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 3:26 P.M. 

Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

Excused: Commissioner H. Welton Flynn 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0160 GM Authorizing a supplemental appropriation of $100,000 
Hetch Hetchy funds for bond counsel, an independent 
appraisal, building assessment and other services 
incidental to the possible purchase of 1155 Market 
Street . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



Copies of the above resolution are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

******** 

Special Order of Business 

Resolution No. 89-0160 — Authorizing a supplemental appropriation of 
$100,000 Hetch Hetchy funds for bond counsel, an independent 
appraisal, building assessment and other services incidental to the 
possible purchase of 1155 Market Street. 

Mr. Edward Harrington, Assistant General Manager, Finance, reported 
that for years the Public Utilities Commission has been considering 
construction or purchase of a building in the Civic Center Area to 
consolidate its various offices in a convenient area. The Public 
Utilities Commission now occupies a substantial portion of the 
building at 1155 Market Street. The City's Real Estate Department 
has informed staff that the building is for sale and has asked the 
Public Utilities Commission to fund the preliminary work for 
evaluating its potential use as a City-owned building. Mr. 
Harrington stated that the funds would be used for an independent 
appraisal, building assessment and bond counsel and would not be 
spent until the Board of Supervisors agrees in concept to acquire the 
building. After the appraisal work and financing plans are 
completed, any recommendation to complete the purchase would come 
back to the Public Utilities Commission for final approval. He said 
staff was working toward a close of escrow December 31, 1989. 



89-084 



Commissioner Chin inquired if the Public Utilities Commission or the 
City's Real Estate Department was buying the building. Mr. 
Harrington replied that the City of San Francisco would purchase the 
building and put it under the jurisdiction of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

Commissioner Chin inquired if, in the event the building was 
purchased and it was under our jurisdication, we would have control 
of the tenants. Mr. Harrington responded that the tenants would 
either be ours or the City's. 

President Rodis asked if the plan was to move all the bureaus into 
that building. Mr. Harrington replied that no specific plans had 
been made but that it would be ideal for some functions from 414 and 
425 Mason Street and the Municipal Railway to move there. 

Commissioner Toupin asked what types of leases do we now have on the 
properties we would be vacating. Mr. Harrington replied that the 
lease at 414 Mason Street has a couple of years to go but it is 
renewable every year because of City financing. The 425 Mason Street 
building, which we own, could be vacated and leased. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner Chiesa, 
Resolution No. 89-0160 was adopted. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:30 P.M 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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^ MINUTES 



PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

May 23, 1989 

COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



JUN 191389 
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DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



89-086 



Call to Order: 2:10 P.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

Excused: Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of May 9, 1989 and special meeting of May 9, 1989 were 
approved . 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

89-0161 WD Approving the settlement recommendation of the City 
Attorney on the litigation of City & County of San 
Francisco v. Sunol Valley Golf and Recreation Co. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

89-0162 WD Approving the Third Amendment to Lease between the 

City & County of San Francisco and Sunol Valley Golf 
and Recreation Co. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted in Executive Session: 

89-0163 WD Approving dismissal of the litigation of City & 
County of San Francisco v. Crystal Springs Golf 
Course . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

19-0164 MR Approving collections in the amount of $23,424.06 and 
write-off compromise settlements in the amount of 
$122.00, for payment of damage claims which the 
Municipal Railway has against miscellaneous debtors 
for the month of April, 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



89-087 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0165 MR Accepting the work performed under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-973 Presidio Facility - New Electric 
Switchboard, as satisfactorily completed; approving 
Contract Modification No. 2 in the amount of 
$1,258.82; authorizing an extension of time for 
unavoidable delays of 297 calendar days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $14,490.62 
to Emil J. Weber Electric Co., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0166 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2017R, 6 and 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation 
in Hamilton, Dwight, Bowdoin, Brussels and Ordway 
Streets, in the net amount of $209,201, to Uniacke 
Construction, Inc. and Vickers Concrete Sawing, a 
Joint Venture, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0167 HH Awarding Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Contract No. 
HH-794R2, San Joaquin Pipelines-Repair Exterior 
Coating, in the amount of $91,900, to Porter 
Painting, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0168 GM Ratifying and approving the Non Civil Service and 
Temporary appoints and removals as indicated on 
Temporary Employment Activity Rosters for the months 
of January through April 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0169 GM Commending James D. Cooney, on the occasion of his 
retirement, for his 30 years of service to the City 
and County of San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



89-088 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0170 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to 
extend the Call Company contract for a period of three 
(3) years and adding $30,000 to the contract amount, 
for specific power contract cleanup activities and "as 
needed" support in the first year. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0171 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to 
request qualifications and proposals to provide "as 
needed" Hydrological Consulting Services, for a period 
of three (3) years, with an initial funding of up to 
$24,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0172 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to 
request statements of qualifications and proposals 
from professional engineering firms to provide rate 
and contract consulting services on an "as needed" 
basis to assist and supplement staff. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0173 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to issue a Request 
for Proposals for the Reviewing of Specifications and 
Management of the Contract for the PCC Streetcar 
Rehabilitation Project. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0174 MR Authorizing and directing the Municipal Railway to 
operate line 36-TERESITA during hours of operation 
after approximately 9:00 P.M., in both directions on 
its current route to the intersection of Teresita 
Boulevard and Reposa Way, and then continuing on 
Teresita Boulevard; subject to service on request only 
via Reposa Way and Myra way to Dalewood, returning via 
Myra and Reposa Ways to Teresita Boulevard and regular 
route; and in order to permit the on request only 
service to discontinue the regularly scheduled service 
on line 36-TERESITA on Reposa and Myra Ways after 9:00 
P.M.; and requesting the Board of Supervisors not to 
disapprove this partial discontinuance of service. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 
89-089 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0175 E Authorizing and approving the substitution of 

subcontractor, T. G. Avdalas for Bill Wright Painting 
and Decorating, to perforin under Municipal Railway 
Contract MR-860, Treat Avenue (William B. Scott) 
Facility - General Construction, unless Bill Wright 
Painting and Decorating submits a corporate surety 
bond from an admitted surety within 10 days. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0176 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 

circulate a Request for Proposals for a consultant to 
investigate and report on municipal electrical load 
demand-side planning opportunities for the City and 
County of San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa. Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0177 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance, 
to apply for, accept, and expend up to $3.4 million of 
Bridge Toll funds for SFMRIC lease payments, $39.2 
million of regional funds such as Transportation 
Development Act (TDA) Articles 3, 4 and 4.5, State 
Transit Assistance (STA), and AB1107 half-cent sales 
tax revenues, for 1989-90 Municipal Railway 
operations; and up to $1.5 million of BART District 
funds for reimbursement of "feeder" trips made on Muni 
to and from BART stations in San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0178 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance, 
to procure equipment for the Municipal Railway and the 
PUC Bureaus totaling $5,031,793, with UMTA Section 9 
funds . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 



******** 



Announcements 



President Rodis announced that the following resolutions were adopted 
in Executive Session: approving settlement in the litigation of City 
and County of San Francisco v. Sunol Valley Golf & Recreation Co. and 



89-090 



Third Amendment to Lease, and approving dismissal of the litigation 
of City and County of San Francisco v. Crystal Springs Golf Course. 



******** 



Introduction of Old Business 

President Rodis stated that since the end of rationing a number of 
individuals had expressed the opinion that the lesson learned from 
water rationing was that there was nothing gained by conserving 
because then you were penalized by it. He inquired whether staff 
could, in the next few months, chart the percentage increase in water 
consumption before and after rationing, and suggested in the event of 
another drought, that staff look towards a per person allotment 
rather than a percentage of what the consumption had been. 

Mr. James Cooney, General Manager, San Francisco Water Department, 
said staff had been tracking daily consumption since the end of 
rationing. The problem with per capita allotment is making a true 
assessment of the people to whom water is being delivered. 

******** 

Introduction of New Business 

Mr. Edward Harrington, Assistant General Manager, Finance, stated 
that because of changing regulations, he had discussed the issue of 
chartering vehicles with the legal staff of the Urban Mass 
Transportation Authority (UMTA). He said the way UMTA defines a 
charter has nothing to do with whether someone pays for the service 
or not. They define a charter as being service provided for a 
selection of people determining the route and destination, and where 
the service is not open and available to the public. He said he 
asked about the normal service provided to the Navy each year during 
Fleet Week when the Navy is brought to City Hall for official 
welcoming to the City. UMTA indicated one could look at it that the 
City was in fact determining the route and it was for the City's 
purpose and therefore would be allowable. 

Commissioner Flynn inquired whether a bus requested by persons or 
organizations to another location other than City Hall would be 
considered a charter. Mr. Harrington replied that it would be a 
charter if the users chose the destintion. 

Commissioner Rodis stated that the National Association of Police 
Community Relations Officers were having their 20th Anniversary 
Conference in the City on June 17. An ethnic lunch for the conferees 
was scheduled at the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center and a bus had 
been requested from their hotel to the community center and back. 
Based on the information provided by Mr. Harrington and prescribed by 
UMTA regulations, Commissioner Rodis advised that the Municipal 
Railway would not be able to accommodate their request. 

******** 

Item 8(e) — Regarding Awarding Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Contract 
No. HH-799R, Hetch Hetchy Fuel Tank Replacement, in the amount of 
$476,000 to Ramcon, Contractor. 

Mr. Bob Eagan, representing R. S. Eagan & Company, stated he had 
submitted a letter dated May 23, protesting the award of this 
contract to Ramcon. 

Mr. Everett Hintze, Manager, Construction Engineering Division, 
stated that Ramcon was the low bidder and had met all requirements of 
the contract. 



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Commissioner Flynn said some salient points had been raised that 
required further information. 

He moved to continue the item and requested further information from 
the contract compliance officer. Commissioner Chiesa seconded the 
motion which was adopted. 

******** 

Resolution No. 89-0169 — Commending James D. Cooney, on the occasion 
of his retirement, for his 30 years of service to the City and County 
of San Franisco. 

Mr. Dean Coffey announced this was the last regular meeting that Mr. 
Cooney would be attending and he wanted to commend him for his 
faithfulness and devotion to duty to the City over the past 30 years. 

President Rodis commended Mr. Cooney for his distinguished service 
and leadership to the City. 

Commissioner Chin extended his best wishes. 

Commissioner Flynn congratulated Mr. Cooney on his retirement and 
recalled their good working relationship through the years, and how 
he could always reply on him when he needed something. 

Commissioner Chiesa moved to adopt the resolution, Commissioner Flynn 
seconded. Resolution No. 89-0169 was unanimously adopted. 

******** 

Resolution No. 89-0174 — Authorizing and directing the Municipal 
Railway to operate line 36-TERESITA during hours of operation after 
approximately 9:00 P.M., in both directions on its current route to 
the interesection of Teresita Boulevard and Reposa Way, and then 
continuing on Teresita Boulevard; subject to service on request only 
via Reposa Way and Myra Way to Dalewood, returning via Myra and 
Reposa Ways to Teresita Boulevard and regular route; and in order to 
permit the on request only service, to discontinue the regularly 
scheduled service on line 36-TERESITA on Reposa Way and Myra Way 
after 9:00 P.M.; and requesting the Board of Supervisors not to 
disapprove this partial discontinuance of service. 

Mr. Peter Straus, Director of Service Planning, San Francisco 
Municipal Railway, described the service on line 36-TERESITA which 
came about in its present form as part of the service cuts and 
adjustments made on October 1, 1989. Prior to October 1 the 
Municipal Railway operated two lines, the 34-WOODSIDE and 
36-TERESITA, which were combined into a single line. The increased 
traffic on Myra Way brought many complaints from residents on the 
line. Some people appreciated the service that was not previously 
provided . 

Mr. Straus stated that at the Commission meeting of April 25 it was 
proposed that rather than operating both ways on Myra Way, the 
Municipal Railway would operate a bus up Myra Way, back down Teresita 
Boulevard to Balboa Park Station, with no service on Myra Way going 
towards Forest Hill station. The resolution before the Commission is 
that proposal . 

Since April 25, staff has obtained more data and conducted additional 
observations of overall operations on the line. Given the review of 
ridership and operations on the line, Mr. Straus said staff was now 

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recommending that the service remain basically in its present form 
until approximately 9:00 P.M. After 9:00 P.M. service would only be 
provided up to Myra Way on a request basis. He said the Municipal 
Railway would be acquiring 30 ft. buses that are smaller than any 
buses presently in their fleet and that the first one was expected in 
September. The 36-TERESITA line has been recommended to receive 
those small buses. 

President Rodis announced that there were individuals who wanted to 
address the issue. 

Mrs. Ivan Davies addressed the problem by reading a scenario of a 
typical traffic day on the 600 block of Myra Way. She said school 
buses, private vehicles and Muni buses were causing congestion; the 
sidewalks and streets were being damaged and there was noise and 
pollution. She said they didn't need Muni buses on Saturday and 
Sunday at 6:00 A.M. waking them up, that service from 9:00 A.M. to 
9:00 P.M. on weekends and holidays was sufficient, and asked for 
moderation of service after commute hours. 

Mrs. Martin J. Porter complained about the bus stop in the middle of 
the hill on Reposa Way. The bus was noisy when starting up the hill 
and her house was affected by the pollution. She requested that the 
stop be put back on Teresita as it was for 30 years. Also, she said 
smaller buses are needed that can make the hills. 

Ms. Irene Vormus said she concurred with Mr. Straus that there should 
be bus service coming and going in the area to Forest Hill station. 
Discontinuing northbound service on the 36 line would be an 
inconvenience to people conducting their necessary everyday business. 

Mr. Arthur M. Mooney commented on the problems caused by the 
congestion on the narrow streets, the noise and pollution, and the 
frequency of service during the daytime and evening hours. He felt 
the daytime service should be curtailed and that there should be no 
service after 9:00 P.M. He strongly urged service to and from Forest 
Hill station. 

Mr. Jim Pamplin spoke in favor of the proposed plan and recommended 
approval . 

Mr. John Petersen commented on how the bus line to Mount Davidson was 
initiated 35 years ago. He favored staff's proposal and said it was 
a good program, especially for senior citizens. 

Mr. R. A. Roller favored the proposal. 

Mr. George Lum, representing the Sherwood Home Owners Association, 
supported the new proposal and urged the Commission to adopt it. 

Mr. Andy Lieberman supported the revised proposal. He said ridership 
on the 36 line had increased and service should not be eliminated. 
He thought the "on demand service" was important to people who 
traveled after 9:00 P.M. 

There being no further public testimony President Rodis asked Mr. 
Straus to address some of the comments made. 

Mr. Straus replied as follows: 

Frequency of service and whether it would be possible to provide less 
daytime service on Myra Way . The reasonable minimum service provided 
on Myra, consistent with other Muni service, would be half-hour 
service. The problem is there would be no way to provide half-hour 
service without adding to the cost of the line. 

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Later start-ups on Saturday and Sunday . — Staff looked into this and 
unfortunately there seemed to be early riders all over the 36 line. 

Bus stop on Reposa Way . — The bus stop at Teresita & Reposa was 
moved onto the hill on Reposa Way primarily because those buses 
coming from Balboa Park have to make a sweeping left off Teresita. 
Because of the geometries at Teresita & Reposa there is no way the 
Municipal Railway can provide the stop anywhere close to Reposa and 
Teresita . 

Charter Section 3.595 . The City Charter gives the Board of 
Supervisors the right to review any discontinuance of service that 
the Public Utilities Commission recommends. 

Ridership to and from BART as opposed to to and from Forest Hills 
Station . A recent ridership check tallied 295 people riding the line 
on Myra Way; 209 going to and from Forest Hill Station and 86 going 
to and from Balboa Park. 

Implementation date and why staff is now pushing it back to 
September . That is the date of the next sign-up but it is extremely 
likely that it may be implemented in July. This must first go to 
Board of Supervisors and there's a 30-day period in which the Board 
has to act. 

Commissioner Flynn complemented staff for doing a good job in 
compiling and bringing back all the information requested at the 
April 25 meeting. 

Commissioner Flynn moved to delete the original proposal from the 
calendar. Commissioner Chiesa seconded. The motion was adopted. 

Commissioner Flynn moved to adopt the revised resolution retaining 
current service up to 9:00 P.M. and on request thereafter. 
Commissioner Chiesa seconded. Resolution No. 89-0174 was unanimously 
adopted . 

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Resolution No. 89-0175 — Authorizing and approving the substitution 
of subcontractor, T. G. Avdalas for Bill Wright Painting and 
Decorating, to perform under Municipal Railway Contract MR-860, Treat 
Avenue (William B. Scott) Facility - General Construction. 

Mr. Everett Hintze, Manager, Construction Engineering Division, 
advised that initially two letters were received from Apersey 
Construction, requesting substitution of the subcontractor, Bill 
Wright Painting and Decorating, to perform the painting work. Bill 
Wright Painting and Decorating protested the substitution. 

A hearing was held on March 21, 1989 and Apersey's two requests were 
denied. At the hearing it was stipulated that Apersey notify Bill 
Wright of the performance bond requirements in writing and pay for 
the cost of the bond. If Bill Wright failed to submit the required 
bond within 10 days of receipt of Apersey's written request, the 
substitution was to be granted without further formal hearing on the 
basis of Section 4108 of the Public Contract Code requiring Bill 
Wright Painting to provide a performance bond if requested by 
Apersey. Apersey notified Bill Wright by letter on April 13 and 
receipt was acknowledged on April 17. Since that time an approved or 
qualifiable corporate surety bond has not been presented to Apersey, 
and staff is recommending that the Commission approve the 
substitution . 



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Mr. Willie J. Wright of Bill Wright Painting and Decorating stated 
that his firm was a 100% minority owned business and the only black 
contractor listed in the project. Since 1971, they had completed 
many projects in San Francisco, the Bay Area and throughout the 
state, demonstrating they had the talent and expertise to perform on 
all types of jobs. They had provided employment opportunities for 
many youths in the community. Mr. Wright felt Apersey was using the 
bonding issue as a process of elimination. 

Mr. George Krueger, Utilities General Counsel, said there was a 
procedural point. Resolution No. 89-0079 adopted February 28, 1989 
basically delegated the authority to hold hearings on such disputes 
to the General Manager of Public Utilities or his designee, and 
recited the fact that the Public Utilities Commission was not the 
proper place to resolve these matters. In this particular case 
Donald Keener, Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau held the 
hearing. Mr. Krueger stated he was reminding the Commission it 
should not hold an entirely de novo hearing. The Commission may want 
to hear something from the protesting subcontractor but they should 
not regard this as a de novo hearing and overrule the decision of Mr. 
Keener who was Mr. Dean Coffey's designee in this matter. 

Ms. Robin Reitzes, Deputy City Attorney, stated that there were 
numerous grounds on which the request for substitution was 
requested: the descrepancy in the bid which was resolved in Mr. 
Wright's favor; Mr. Wright's company was in Chapter 11 and we denied 
it on that ground without prejudice if circumstances changed; and the 
failure to come up with the bond. Mr. Keener's findings stated that 
if Apersey wanted to request a bond it was perfectly within their 
right to request it but the Subcontracting Act requires that a 
bonding company be an admitted surety in the State of California. 
The two companies selected by Mr. Wright were not admitted in the 
State of California. 

Commissioner Rodis summarized the matter and stated that this was not 
a de novo hearing and asked that the next speakers address the issue 
of the surety bond. 

Mr. Donnell Miles, Chief Financial Officer for Bill Wright Painting 
and Decorating, stated they were the low bidder in October 1988 and 
not until April 13, 1989 was a bond requested, with 10 days to 
provide it. At the hearing they showed the Commission 
representatives what bonding company they were using and there was no 
objection. As part of the decision that Bill Wright was to provide a 
bond it was not specified whether it was going to be a corporate bond 
or a surety bond. The City requires the general contractor to have a 
corporate bond. A general contractor is allowed discretion on 
whether to request a bond from a subcontractor or not. He said with 
that discretion Apersey has been able to discriminate and eliminate 
their company. Apersey was told verbally and in writing the cost of 
the bond was 5%. Apersey said they would not pay more than 2.5%. 

Mr. Miles stated that the issue started with a difference in 
dollars. Bill Wright Painting and Decorating bid $152,000 and 
Apersey listed it as $119,000. He said, had the firm taken the 
contract that was sent to them for $119,000 then Apersey would not 
have required a bond and Apersey would have given them some money up 
front to help them through the project. But since they refused to 
take less than had been quoted Apersey chose to fight them. 

Mr. Willie Phillips, Attorney for Bill Wright Painting and 
Decorating, stated that the ruling by the hearing officer did not say 
that a corporate bond was required. He said the firm was entitled to 
a hearing before Mr. Keener on that point. He added that the 
attorney for Apersey had stated that if the $119,000 contract was 
accepted, no bond would be required. 

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In response to questions by the Commission, Mr. Phillips said that 
Bill Wright complied within the 10-day period and provided a surety 
bond. The objection originally raised was the cost of the surety. 
Then a second issue was raised, requiring a corporate surety. 

The Commission continued to ask questions to clarify certain points. 

Mr. Jim Reuben, Attorney for Apersey, said that he had asked the firm 
to accept a $119,000 contract before Apersey knew that the firm was 
in Chapter 11 proceeding. After finding that the firm was insolvent, 
under the definition of insolvency in the bankruptcy code, a bond was 
requested. 

After further discussion, Commissioner Flynn moved to approve the 
staff recommendation to substitute the subcontractor. The motion 
died for lack of a second. 

President Rodis proposed a substitute motion to approve the 
substitution of the subcontractor, unless Bill Wright Painting and 
Decorating submits a corporate surety bond within 10 days. 
Commissioner Flynn moved the new motion which was seconded by 
Commissioner Chiesa. Resolution No. 89-0175 was unanimously adopted. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: 5:15 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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Art Agnos 
Mayor 



REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

June 13, 1989 



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DEPARTMENTS 



COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 

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Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 






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Call to Order: 2:17 P.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of May 23, 1989 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted in Executive 
Session : 

89-0180 E Approving settlement with O'Brien Kreitzberg and 
Associates in Superior Court No. 831-433. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 

following resolution was adopted: 

89-0181 MR Adopting modifications to the Schedule of Rates, 

Fares and Charges of the San Francisco Municipal 

Railway to establish regional transfer monthly 
fares . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0182 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public 

Utilities to enter into an agreement with the 
City of Vallejo to provide Municipal Railway 
monthly pass privileges to patrons of the 
Vallejo to San Francisco ferryboat service. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0183 MR Authorizing and requesting the Controller to 

draw warrants in payment of claims against the 
Municipal Railway, totaling $422,349.85. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



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On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0184 MR Approving Revolving Fund payments made by the 

Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, totaling 
$128,563.13, for settlement of claims against 
the Municipal Railway, in the month of April, 
1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0185 BLHP Approving collections in the amount of $10,796.59 
and three write-off debts in the amount of 
$4,763.47, for payment of damage claims which 
the Bureau of Light, Heat and Power has against 
miscellaneous debtors for the months of January, 
February and March, 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0186 WD Approving collections in the amount of $3,968.60 
and one write-off debt in the amount of $4,639.40 
for payment of damage claims which the San 
Francisco Water Department has against 
miscellaneous debtors for the months of January, 
February and March, 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolutions were adopted: 

89-0187 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-2021, Crystal 
Springs Cottage - Rehabilitation and Repairs, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Credit 
Modification No. 2 in the amount of $46.18; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$3,962.69 to Eligom International Construction, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0188 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract 
No. WD-2039, Repaving of Street and Sidewalk 
Openings for the San Francisco Water Department 
for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1990, in the 
amount of $1,263,620, to Stacy and Witbeck, Inc., 
Nationwide Construction Company, Inc. and West 
Bay Equipment Company, AJV, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



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On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0189 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract 
No. WD-2013, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Mission Street between Cotter 
Street and Onondaga Street, in the net amount of 
$304,840, to Interlane General Engineering, Inc. 
and P & J Utility Co., AJV, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Touping, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0190 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract 
No. WD-2018, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main 
Installation in Polk Street between Ellis Street 
and Clay Street, in the net amount of $497,355, 
to Berrios Construction Company, Inc., 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0191 WD Approving write-offs in the amount of $146,677.85 
as acted upon by the Water and Sewer Lien 
Committee, per list on file with the San 
Francisco Water Department. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0192 HH Authorizing and requesting the Controller to 

transfer $33,000 from temporary salaries to fund 
the Hetch Hetchy Health Service Subsidy shortfall. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 
4:10 P.M. - Toupin was excused. 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0193 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public 

Utilities to execute Modification No. 3 to the 
Agreement between the Public Utilities 
Commission on behalf of the City and County of 
San Francisco and Brian E. Gray, Attorney at 
Law, increasing the contract amount by $50,000 
from funds available in Hetch Hetchy's 
Professional Services budget. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0194 WD Declaring that Lots 1 and 2 of Block 5710, a 

portion of College Hill Reservoir, are surplus 
to the needs of the Water Department; and 
requesting the Director of Property to work with 
the Mayor's Office of Housing to sell the 
property to a developer interested in developing 
the site for affordable housing. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0195 WD Authorizing the General Manager of the San 

Franciscio Water Department to enter into an 
agreement with the Suburban Representatives that 
will extend the period to demand arbitration for 
fiscal year 1986-87 Suburban Revenue Requirement 
issues from June 17, 1989 to September 18, 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0196 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public 

Utilities to expend $27,000 from the Paratransit 
Fund of the City and County of San Francisco for 
the expansion of paratransit services during 
Fiscal Year 1989-90. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0197 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public 

Utilities to enter into a professional services 
contract with Raymond Brooks Engineering, in an 
amount not to exceed $65,000 for a period of one 
hundred eighty calendar days, to provide 
professional engineering services related to the 
Cable Car Cable Traction System. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0198 MR Authorizing the San Francisco Municipal Railway 
to extend the term of the D & D Engineering 
contract for engineering services to evaluate 
and redesign the Cable Car Track Brake System, 
to June 30, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0199 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public 

Utilities to execute Modification No. 10 of the 
contract with Multi systems, Inc., extending the 
contract date until March 31, 1990; and 
modifying the TIM Maintenance and Support 
Contract to allow the General Manager to specify 
its commencement date following acceptance of 
Modification No. 9 work by City staff, as well 
as to permit the City to initiate annual 
renewals of the Support Contract, eliminating 
the automatic renewal clause. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0200 MR Supporting SB1109 regarding penalties for acts 
of vandalism and directing that staff present 
this position for adoption by State Legislative 
Committee as the position of the City and County 
of San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0201 E Confirming the American District Telegraph Co. 
(ADT) as the sole supplier for security systems 
under the jurisdiction of the Public Utilities 
Commission; and authorizing the General Manager 
of Public Utilities to negotiate and execute a 
contract with ADT to furnish, install and 
maintain security systems at Hetch Hetchy, Water 
Department, Municipal Railway and other PUC 
facilities, for an amount not to exceed $500,000, 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0202 E Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities 

Engineering Bureau to solicit proposals from at 
least three qualified consultants to perform 
studies of noise and vibration impacts along the 
proposed streetcar track route on Noe Street 
between 16th and 17th Streets. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in 
the office of the Secretary of the Public 
Utilities Commission. 



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Ms. Kathleen E. Perkins, representing AIDS Help and Prevention 
Plan, spoke in support of issue number 2. 

Ms. Clara Maria Espinola, a discount card user, supported the 
program for medical need. 

Mr. Joseph Mclnerney, expressed the opinion that the present 
method used to issue cards is illegal due to agency requirements 
concerning confidential medical information. He suggested 
having the doctor certify under declaration of perjury that the 
person meets the program criteria. 

Ms. Edith Daniels, representing San Francisco Alliance for the 
Mentally 111, spoke in opposition to proposal number 3 because 
current program participants have already met the program 
criteria and should not have to go through another eligibility 
process . 

Ms. Vivian Imperiale, representing the Coastline Community 
Advisory Board for Mental Health and the San Francisco Alliance 
for the 111, opposed proposal number 3. She spoke against 
denying eligibility during periods of remission and determining 
eligibility based upon where people are going when they use the 
card. 

Mr. Robert Goldstein spoke in favor of maintaining the 
categorical definition. 

Ms. Carol Patterson, representing Independent Living Resource 
Center, opposed modification number 3, sections A, B, and C. 
She supported maintaining the existing program, the need for 
privacy of information and not basing eligibility on whether a 
person is receiving treatment. 

Mr. Michael Lee, Housing Coordinator for San Francisco AIDS 
Foundation, spoke in favor of modification number 2C to increase 
eligibility for people with AIDS or ARC. 

Mr. Stan Lipsitz, representing the San Francisco Psychological 
Association, spoke in support of proposals 1, 2 and 3. The 
inclusion of clinical psychologist in the list of professionals 
who can certify eligibility will make certification easier for 
participants . 

Ms. Tasha Gaines, representing Lighthouse for the Blind, opposed 
modification number 3, section C because some clients choose 
psychotherapy rather than some of the treatments stated and some 
do not seek treatment. 

Mr. Phillip Seronick expressed the opinion that blind persons 
should ride free at all times. He objected to having to go to 
an outpatient center to keep his card. 

Mr. Ira Okun representing San Francisco Mental Health 
Association and Family Service Agency of San Francisco, 
suggested including mental health clinics liscensed by the State 
of California as able to certify persons for eligibility. He 
expressed the opinion that the regulations are discriminatory 
against the mentally ill. Regarding modification number 3, Mr. 
Okun said that the language narrows categories and discriminates 
against the mentally ill. 

Mr. Tom Tallman currently in Day Treatment, opposed modification 
number 3A. 



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Mr. Merrick Matthews, a resident of West Side Lodge, spoke about 
the financial need to retain eligibility for the discount card 
so that he could attend rehabilitation programs. 

Mr. Richard Hasher, representing the San Francisco Network of 
Mental Health Clients, spoke against modification number 3. He 
said that special services, such -as assistance in route planning 
and identifying bus stops, are more appropriate for the 
developmentally disabled. 

Mr. Brian Brackney spoke in favor of eligibility for persons 
with emotional disorders which prevent them from driving and 
opposed elimination of people with drug and alcohol problems. 
He supported including clinical psychologist on list of 
certifiers . 

Mr. Devon Raphael said that he is currently in treatment and 
needs and uses his card. 

Mr. Mark Adamek said that he is a mental health consumer who 
needs the transit card. He questioned whether he would be able 
to retain his card should these modifications be adopted. 
Commissioner Chiesa referred him to staff to discuss his 
specific situation. 

Mr. Pi Pira spoke against modification number 3 as being more 
restrictive and against eliminating persons in inpatient drug 
programs . 

Ms. Fancher Bennett thanked the Transit Authority for its 
current program and supported confidentiality of the participant 

President Rodis closed the public hearing and said that today's 
comments would be forwarded to the Regional Transit Authority. 

Commissioner Flynn directed staff to indicate to the RTA that 
the Commission has problems with modification number 3. 



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Item No. 10 — Regarding delegation of authority to execute 
consultant agreements in amounts less than $50,000. 

Commissioner Toupin said that he would like to see the 
Commission adopt a set of criteria for judging consultant 
contracts and deciding whether or not to seek consultant 
services, regardless of the amount. 

Commissioner Flynn stated that he was opposed to delegating 
authority to award contracts. All consultant contracts should 
be presented to the Commission. 

Commisioner Chin concurred with the comments made. 

President Rodis directed staff to prepare a list of guidelines 
regarding consultant contracts, including defining the 
circumstance for seeking a consultant and where expedience is 
required and waiting for a Commission meeting would not be in 
the best interest of the City. 

No action was taken. 



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Commissioner Toupin was excused at 4:10 P.M. 



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Resolution No. 89-0202 — Authorizing the Manager of the 
Utilities Engineering Bureau to solicit proposals from at least 
three qualified consultants to perform studies of noise and 
vibration impacts along the proposed streetcar track route on 
Noe Street between 16th and 17th Streets. 

Mr. Donald Keener, Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau, 
described the proposed process for soliciting small consultant 
contracts which would not require the consultant to prepare and 
submit a "full blown" proposal. The department is seeking a new 
process which would be between the 5-6 months "full blown" 
proposal and using the "as needed" contract. 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:30 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 






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Public Hearing 

Resolution No. 89-0181 — Adopting modifications to the Schedule 
of Rates, Fares and Charges of the San Francisco Municipal 
Railway to establish regional transfer monthly fares; and 
Resolution No. 89-0182 — Authorizing the General Manager of 
Public Utilities to enter into an agreement with the City of 
Vallejo to provide Municipal Railway monthly pass privileges to 
ferryboat patrons. 

Mr. Edward Harrington, Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
stated that the City of Vallejo operates ferry service to San 
Francisco. About 15 percent of the ferry's daily average of 200 
passengers, transfer to Municipal Railway service. The proposal 
is to develop a joint pass which could be used on both systems. 
All ferry passengers would be able to ride Muni vehicles, thus 
encouraging Muni use. The City of Vallejo would be charged for 
the percentage of passengers using Muni. The assumption is that 
35 percent of the ferry passengers would use Muni. As that 
number increases the charge would be adjusted. The formula 
would be the regular Fast Pass price times the usage percentage. 

There were no public comments. 

On motion of Commissioner Toupin, seconded by Commissioner 
Chiesa, Resolutions Nos. 89-0181 and 89-0182 were unanimously 
approved . 



******* 

Public Hearing 

To consider proposed modifications to the Regional Transit 
Connection Discount Card Program. 

Mr. Thomas Rickert, Manager, Elderly and Handicapped Programs, 
stated that similar public hearings would be held by other 
regional boards to consider changes to the Regional Transit 
Connection Discount Card Program for people with disabilities. 
The comments from all of the public hearings will be reviewed by 
the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) and then RTA will recommend 
changes for approval by the Boards and Commissions of each of 
its members. There is a 60 day comment period ending July 13, 
1989 for written comments. 

Mr. Rickert stated that this hearing was being interpreted for 
the deaf. 

The principle changes under consideration are: 1) to expand the 
list of professionals eligible to certify participants; 2) to 
add fare discount eligibility for persons with severe, chronic 
and progressive debilitating disorders; and 3) to change to a 
functional rather than a categorical definition of medical 
disorder linking the category directly to a transit dysfunction 
in conjunction with active treatment. Mr. Rickert said that 
staff determined that proposed change number 3 would have the 
effect of restricting the number of persons in the medical 
disorder category who would be eligible for the program. 

President Rodis opened the public hearing. 



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^ MINUTES 

^- PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 
Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 
55, June 27, 1989 



DOCUMENTS OfiPT, 

JUL 1 7 1389 

SAN FRANCISCO 

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COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



89-107 



Call to Order: 2:28 P.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of June 13, 1989 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted in executive session: 

89-0203 GM Requesting appointment of the General Manager of 
Public Utilities at Step 4 of the Salary 
Standardization Schedule. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0204 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$64,612.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0205 MR Approving collection of charges for claims against 
the Municipal Railway from miscellaneous debtors in 
the amount of $9,705.25 and write-off compromise 
reductions in the amount of $1,883.58, for the month 
of May 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0206 WD Awarding the San Francisco Water Department Contract 
No. WD-2027R, Lower Crystal Springs Dam - Seismic 
Upgrading in the amount of $82,369.00, to the second 
low bidder, Valentine Corporation. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 
89-108 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0207 HH Approving Contract Modification No. 1 totaling 

$16,242.00 to Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-743R - 
Cherry Valley and O 1 Shaughnessy; Install and Test 
Wells, - Callison, Thomas, Carrell, Inc., dba Jack 
Carrell Drilling, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0208 MR Accepting the work performed under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-990 Cable Car System - Crowd Control 
at Terminals as satisfactorily completed; approving 
debit Modification No. 2 to the contract in the 
amount of $1,149.57; authorizing an extension of time 
of four calendar days for said work; and authorizing 
final payment in the amount of $1,149.57, to the 
Contractor, Valentine Corporation. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0209 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 

Water Department Contract No. 1987 - Installation of 
Two 42-Inch Butterfly Valves in Junipero Serra 
Boulevard at Holloway Avenue in the amount of 
$13,698.50 to Valentine Corporation. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0210 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-1997 - 8-Inch 
Ductile Iron Main Installation in Post Street between 
Powell and Market Streets; and approving Credit 
Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount of 
$22,770.40; authorizing an extension of time for 
unavoidable delays of 41 working days; and final 
payment in the amount of $18,119.48 to the 
Contractor, Ranger Pipelines, Inc. and A. Ruiz 
Construction Company & Associates, AJV. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0211 MR Authorizing the transfer of $70,000 from Municipal 

Railway Maintenance Division craft salaries to fund a 
projected deficit within platform salaries of the 
Transportation Division. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 
89-109 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0212 P Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to make Non Civil Service appointments and any 
temporary appointments and all removals therefrom. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0213 MR Authorizing the transfer of $26,715 from the 
Municipal Railway Operating Budget, to Bureau 
Services to fund the position of (1) 1404 Clerk. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0214 GM Commending Dean W. Coffey, on the occasion of his 

retirement, for his 20 years of dedicated service to 
the Public Utilities Commission and the City and 
County of San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0215 GM Commending William Owyang, on the occasion of his 

retirement, for his 24 years of service to the City 
and County of San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0216 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into a contractual agreement with Stoneson 
Development Corporation requiring Stoneson to 
maintain entirely at Stoneson Development 
Corporation's own expense a crossing gate on the 
Municipal Railway M-Ocean View right-of-way at 19th 
Avenue and Rossmoor, and to hold the Public Utilities 
Commission and the City and County of San Francisco 
harmless from all liabilities associated with the 
operation of said crossing gate. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



89-110 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0217 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to modify the New 

Flyer Industries Limited contract to include Revision 
"H" of the Master Resolution List and the letter of 
agreement as part of the contract documents to delete 
the California State sales tax ($957,709.62), to add a 
spare parts package ($164,820), and to include changes 
on 56 additional coaches and retrofits on 50 original 
coaches for an additional cost of $28,000 with total 
contracted amount not to exceed $16,656,725.75. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0218 MR Approving modification of the agreement with San 

Francisco State University in the amount of $50,000.00 
to provide funds for the work identified in Contract 
Modification No. 3; and extending the term twelve 
months . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0219 WD Approving modification of the agreement with the 
California Department of Water Resources for 
construction of facilities to allow transfer, under 
drought emergency conditions, of up to seventy cubic 
feet per second of water from the State's South Bay 
Aqueduct to San Francisco's San Antonio Reservoir; 
increasing total cost from $200,000 to $250,000.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0220 WD Authorizing the General Manager and Chief Engineer, 

Water Department, to solicit proposals to perform the 
review of Land Engineering records and design of a 
computerized record keeping and retrieval system. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0221 WD Authorizing the General Manager and Chief Engineer, 
Water Department, to solicit proposals to perform a 
swine damage survey to determine population density 
census of feral swine in Alameda/Santa Clara Watershed 
Lands and formulate a program for control/elimination 
of feral swine. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 
89-111 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0222 E Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to solicit proposals to conduct Value 
Engineering Analyses on the design of the San Andreas 
Water Treatment Plant Expansion to 180 MGD Project. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn , Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0223 E Authorizing the Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau 
to solicit proposals to prepare a physical hydraulic 
model of the Calaveras Dam Outlet Tower and adits, 
perform hydraulic studies using the model, 
experimentally determine modifications to be made in 
order to achieve a flow discharge rate of 200 million 
gallons per day from the Calaveras Reservoir. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0224 E Awarding Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Contract No. 

HH-799R, Hetch Hetchy Fuel Tank Replacement - Various 
Locations, in the amount of $476,000.00 to Ramcon, as 
the lowest responsive bidder. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0225 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 

select VBB Pacific to provide the required services, 
and to execute a professional services contract 
through the Director of Purchasing. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0226 FM Amending the Agreement with Thelen, Marrin, Johnson & 
Bridges; increasing the amount by not more than 
$450,000; and requesting the Directors of the San 
Francisco Municipal Railway Improvement Corporation 
to provide this funding. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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89-112 



Communications 



Fares - Pets 



President Rodis inquired about a letter from Jeanne Lippay regarding 
the payment of fares for pets. Boarding a bus with hardly any 
passengers, she was charged 8 5 jzf for a pet that was in a container. 
She raised the issue that the public was not aware of this because 
there was nothing posted. 

Mr. William Stead, General Manager, Municipal Railway, said there 
were rules and regulations regarding seeing eye dogs and pets 
traveling on Muni. 

Commissioner Flynn stated that existing rules and regulations should 
be adhered to, and any fare modification had to be done by a public 
hearing and Commission approval. He suggested that the Municipal 
Railway Public Affairs Department, post information on fares for pets 
on Muni vehicles. 

******** 

Old Business 

Minority Business Enterprise 

President Rodis stated that in a previous meeting it was represented 
to the Commission that the substitute contractor for Bill Wright 
Painting was a minority contractor. Since then, he had been informed 
that this was not the case. He asked for a clarification from staff. 

Mr. Arnold Baker, Contract Compliance Officer, replied that from his 
information, T. G. Avdalas was not a certified MBE. Bill Wright 
Painting was never used for the goals of the contract. The goals 
were achieved with other contractors. 

Mr. Donald Keener, Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau, said he 
would look into the matter and report back to the Commission. 

Absenteeism and Operator Availability 

Commissioner Toupin inquired as to the present status. 

Mr. William Stead said staff was meeting with the new PUC General 
Manager, representatives from the Mayor's office who will be involved 
in the labor negotiations, and with the Transport Workers Union Local 
250A to exchange MOU proposals, and that a considerable amount of 
attention would be given to increasing operator availability to cut 
absenteeism. 

Muni Passport 

President Rodis stated he was very pleased with the 1-day and 3-day 
Passport and asked whether plans were being made for a 5-day and 
7-day Passport. 

Mr. William Stead said he had asked staff to look into developing a 
5-day and 7-day passport, and to coordinate those efforts with the 
Visitors & Convention Bureau. At the present time the Municipal 
Railway does not have any marketing information on how popular those 
passes would be. The average stay for tourists in San Francisco is 3 
days . 

******** 

New Business 



Modesto/Turlock Contract 

Commissioner Chin requested a written response from staff to the 
recent Bay Guardian article that questioned the original 
Modesto/Turlock contract. 



89-113 



Public Lands 

Commissioner Chin requested a written report from staff on public 
lands within the Public Utilities Commission that could possibly be 
declared surplus. 

Bus Inspection 

President Rodis inquired about allegations that Municipal Railway 
buses that were inspected by the California Highway Patrol were 
preselected. Mr. Dean Coffey, General Manager of Public Utilities, 
said staff would check into the matter and report back to the 
Commission . 

******** 

General Manager's Report 

Budget - Fiscal Year 1989/90 

Mr. Edward Harrington, Assistant General Manager, Finance, presented 
a report on the budget which had been approved by the Finance 
Committee of the Board of Supervisors, and would be considered by the 
full Board at a later date. 

Alternate Fuel 

Mr. William Stead briefed the Commission on the issue of alternate 
fuel and how it may affect the Municipal Railway. He said he 
foresees some problems for Muni and some additional costs for the 
public and City government to support the overall goal for cleaner 
air. The stricter environmental laws which reduce the level of 
emissions that are allowed from diesel buses and trucks are forcing 
the state of American technology. This is a industrywide issue. 

Water Supply 

Mr. Anson Moran, General Manager of Hetch Hetchy, reported on our 
water supply, comparing past and present. He said in terms of total 
storage, we are only about 56% of where we would hope to be in a 
normal year. Hetch Hetchy reservoir is full, Cherry and Eleanor are 
very close to full, and the Bay Area storage is 85% of normal. The 
primary deficit is in our water bank in New Don Pedro. While we have 
made enough headway to call off rationing comfortably for the next 
year, we certainly have not recovered to where we would hope to be. 

Water Use 

Mr. Arthur Jensen, Acting General Manager, San Francisco Water 
Department, reported on water usage since the drought. Through the 
middle of May, water use throughout the system remained below the 
allocation levels set during the rationing program. Since rationing 
ended, usage has increased above the rationing levels. For the first 
two weeks of June, the allocation for the rationing program was about 
73% of 1987 levels. The current usage is at 82% of 1987 levels. 
Estimating what the annual use might be for this coming fiscal year 
for rate setting purposes and applying that criteria to the 2-week 
period, we are still 10% below those levels. He said staff was 
watching this carefully and would report back to the Commission 
periodically . 

******* 



89-114 



Resolution No. 89-0214 — Commending Dean W. Coffey, on the occasion 
of his retirement, for his 20 years of dedicated service to the 
Public Utilities Commission and the City and County of San Francisco. 

President Rodis, on behalf of the Commission, extended appreciation 
and thanks to Mr. Coffey for the tremendous work performed, not only 
in the two years as General Manager of Public Utilities but also his 
20 years of service to the Public Utilities Commission, and the 30 
years before that building all the dams and hospitals that benefited 
the City & County of San Francisco. 

Commissioner Flynn congratulated Mr. Coffey and said he enjoyed 
working with him throughout the many years he had known him. 

Commissioner Toupin commended Mr. Coffey for his knowledge, 
competence and high integrity. He said he had enjoyed working with 
Dean and that he would be missed greatly. 

Commissioner Chiesa said she concurred with her fellow commissioners' 
comments and wanted to add that Dean had the great gift of explaining 
difficult things in very simple language. For a new commissioner 
that was greatly appreciated and she enjoyed the time with him. 

Commissioner Chin said he concurred with fellow commissioners in 
praising Dean, and that he had learned alot from him in his short 
time on the Commission. 

Commissioner Flynn moved to adopt the resolution, Commissioner Chiesa 
seconded. Resolution No. 89-0214 was unanimously adopted. 

******** 

Resolution No. 89-0215 — Commending William Owyang, on the occasion 
of his retirement, for his 24 years of service to the City and County 
of San Francisco. 

President Rodis congratulated Mr. Owyang on his retirement and 
thanked him for all his efforts on behalf of the Commission and the 
City and County of San Francisco. 

Commissioner Flynn said he enjoyed working with Mr. Owyang and wished 
him much success in the future. 

On motion of Commissioner Chiesa, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution No. 89-0215 was unanimously adopted. 

******** 

Resolution No. 89-0217 — Authorizing the Municipal Railway to modify 
the New Flyer Industries Limited contract to include Revision "H" of 
the Master Resolution List and the letter of agreement as part of the 
contract documents to delete the California State sales tax 
($957,709.62), to add a spare parts package ($164,820), and to 
include changes on 56 additional coaches and retrofits on 50 original 
coaches for an additional cost of $28,000 with total contracted 
amount not to exceed $16,656,725.75. 

In his comments, Mr. Robert Highfill, Chief Equipment Engineer, 
Municipal Railway stated that there was a problem with the fuel tanks 
on the new buses and that two redesigns failed. New Flyer is in the 
process of redesigning the tanks again and has committed to a 
complete retrofit of all new fuel tanks. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, Resolution No. 89-0217 was 
adopted . 

******** 
89-115 



Item No. 13 — Authorizing the General Manager of the Municipal 
Railway to circulate a Request for Proposals to identify a consulting 
firm or team of firms to conduct a traffic engineering study of 
alternatives for reducing accidents. 

Commissioner Toupin questioned the need to have a consultant to do 
this work inasmuch as the department should already have this 
information . 

President Rodis requested that this item be continued so staff could 
confer with the City Attorney. 

******** 

Resolution No. 89-0224 -- Awarding Hetch Hetchy Water and Power 
Contract No. HH-799R, Hetch Hetchy Fuel Tank Replacement - Various 
Locations, in the amount of $476,000 to Ramcon, as the lowest bidder. 

Responding to the protest by one of the bidders to the effect that 
the low bidder was not a small business enterprise, Mr. Arnold Baker, 
Contract Compliance Officer stated that Ramcon had been investigated 
by his staff and a member of the Human Rights Commission. It was 
ascertained that Ramcon is a small business enterprise, having been 
certified as an MBE by the Human Rights Committee on June 1. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, Resolution No. 89-0224 was 
adopted. 



******** 



Public Comments 

Mr. David Pilpel suggested that rather than looking at the budget 
year to year, that the Finance Department look back over the last 10, 
15, or 20 years and determine the amount of General Fund support for 
the Municipal Railway as a percentage of the City General Fund, to 
ascertain where that percentage has been historically and if it has 
been increasing or decreasing. 

******** 

THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:45 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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MINUTES 

&■ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



Art Agnbs 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

July 11, 1989 

COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 

BUREAUS 



&,*„» FRANCISCO 



Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 






Dean W. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



89-117 



Call to Order: 2:10 P.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of June 27, 1989 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0227 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$81,259. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0228 MR Accepting the work performed under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-858R, Harrison Street Facility - 
Demolition, as satisfactorily completed; approving 
Contract Modifications No. 2, 3 and 4 in the total 
credit amount of £28,650; authorizing an extension of 
time of 2 calendar days; assessing liquidated damages 
in the amount of $9,000 for 12 days of avoidable 
delay; and authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$791 to Angotti & Reilly, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0229 GM Delegating to the General Manager of Public Utilities 
or his designee, authority to solicit consultant 
proposals for services estimated to be less than 
$50,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



89-118 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0230 MR Supporting SB829 (Watson), which establishes criminal 
penalties for persons who apply graffiti to the 
facilities or vehicles of a public transportation 
system, and directing Municipal Railway staff to 
present this position for adoption by the State 
Legislative Committee as the position of the City and 
County of San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0231 E Authorizing the Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau 
to execute Amendment No. 4 to Professional Services 
Agreement with Bechtel National, Inc. for the Muni 
Metro Turnaround Facility, in an amount not to exceed 
$798,897. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0232 E Authorizing the Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau 
to request proposals from interested consulting 
engineering firms to provide required engineering and 
construction support services for the new Metro East 
Light Rail Facility. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0233 CC Approving the terms and conditions and authorizing a 
four (4) year lease of .23 acre of Water Department's 
pipeline right-of-way land to San Francisco League of 
Urban Gardeners (SLUG) for the purpose of community 
gardening, for a term commencing July 1, 1989 and 
terminating on June 30, 1993, at an annual rate of 
$1.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



By Common Consent, the following resolution was 
adopted in Executive Session: 

19-0234 WD Approving settlement of dispute between the City and 
County of San Francisco and the City of Millbrae. 



89-119 



By Common Consent, the following resolution was 
adopted in Executive Session: 

89-0235 Approving settlement of dispute between the City and 

County of San Francisco and Chin & Hensolt, Consultant. 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

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Report of the General Manager 

Fares - Pets 

Mr. Jaimie Levin, Director of Public Affairs, Municipal Railway, 
presented a display of various Muni publications available to the 
public. Responding to the issue of fares for pets riding on Muni 
vehicles, he said this information was in both the Muni Guide and the 
Easy Rider pamphlet developed last year to help market the Municipal 
Railway's Rules and Regulations. He proposed adding it to the Muni 
Fare Guide. 

Selection of Consultants 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, representing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities, stated that in answer to the Commission's earlier request 
he had sent a memorandum to the Commission regarding criteria for 
determining the need for consultants. 

Responding to Commissioner Flynn's inquiry as to whether the criteria 
applied to contracts of $50,000 or less, he replied that the same 
criteria would be used for contracts under as well as over $50,000. 

******** 

Resolution No. 89-0230 — Supporting SB829 (Watson), which 
establishes criminal penalties for persons who apply graffiti to the 
facilities or vehicles of a public transportation system, and 
directing Municipal Railway staff to present this position for 
adoption by the State Legislative Committee as the position of the 
City and County of San Francisco. 

Ms. Barbara Conway, Manager of Graffiti Prevention, Municipal 
Railway, stated that this was another attempt to draw the public's 
attention to the need for dealing with the graffiti problem. This 
bill would establish a fine of up to $250 and performance of 
community service of up to 48 hours. 

President Rodis was concerned that local laws were not enforced and 
that there were arrests but no convictions. 

Commissioner Toupin felt the fine of $250 was too low to have any 
impact on the people creating the graffiti. 

Commissioner Flynn concurred and suggested that if the bill was in 
the stage where it could be amended that staff recommend an amount 
greater than the $250. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
Resolution No. 89-0230 was adopted. 

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89-120 



Resolution No. 89-0233 — Approving the terms and conditions and 
authorizing a four (4) year lease of .23 acre of Water Department's 
pipeline right-of-way land to San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners 
(SLUG) for the purpose of community gardening, for a term commencing 
July 1, 1989 and terminating on June 30, 1993, at an annual rate of 
$1.00. 

Ms. Deborah Rohrer, Manager, Bureau of Claims and Contracts, stated 
that in 1986 the Board of Supervisors passed a resolution calling for 
City departments to work toward the goal of setting up 100 community 
gardens by 1996 and that this particular garden had been in existence 
since 1984 under a permit to the Visitacion Valley community group. 
During the last two years a City task force has been developing a 
policy to implement the 100 garden proposal calling for long-term 
leases on City lands and also working with gardeners to develop the 
kind of contribution the City could make towards this program. Ms. 
Rohrer said this land was currently being used by the Water 
Department for a pipeline which was in the process of being relocated 
outside of the vacant land into the street. 

Mr. Rob Blair, Executive Director, San Francisco League of Urban 
Gardeners (SLUG) urged Commission support of the proposal. He said 
this would be their first long-term lease with a City entity for a 
community garden. Currently they had 52 community and 20 school 
gardens throughout the City. 

Commissioner Chin moved to adopt the resolution, Commissioner Chiesa 
seconded. Resolution No. 89-0233 was unanimously adopted. 

******** 

Public Comments 

Ms. Sue Hestor stated that the northern waterfront was an area that 
the City was trying to resolve in terms of transportation problems 
and that the conflicting jurisdictions and City policies had been 
attempting to resolve issues for 3 years. A key part of that project 
was the F Line which is to go into the Embarcadero Roadway. Over the 
past couple of months there had been a series of appearances before 
the Planning Commission and out in the community regarding the 
traffic plan, involving the Municipal Railway and the Planning 
Department staff. Ms. Hestor inquired as to how the Commission 
addresses policy issues on big projects, how the Municipal Railway 
and the PUC staff raise these issues to the Commission, what 
discussions does the Commission have and how can the public 
participate. She said one of the problems that had developed on this 
project was the duplication of identical work by departments and 
groups rather than coordinating activities, and that this was not 
productive for the public or the departments. 

Commissioner Chin agreed on the need for greater planning 
coordination between departments and for discussions with other 
commissions . 

Commissioner Toupin concurred and said this kind of coordination was 
achieved by the Transportation Committee that was established as a 
means of reaching conclusions on the sales tax for transit purposes. 

Commissioner Chiesa stated that Mr. Douglas Wright, Deputy Mayor and 
Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, Chief Administrative Officer, made a 
presentation before the Public Utilities Commission and that the 
waterfront projects were being placed under the jurisdiction of the 
Chief Administrative Office. 



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Commissioner Flynn requested that staff update the Commission on what 
had transpired since the last presentation. Mr. Elzey said he was 
working on this and that staff was setting up a process for informing 
the Commission. 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:10 P.M, 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 
Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 
g» July 25, 1989 



DOCUMENTS DErT. 

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COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Dean W. Coffey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:10 P.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner Gordon Chin 

Excused: Vice President Sherri Chiesa, Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of July 11, 1989 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0236 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 
of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
$76,329.84. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0237 WD Rejecting all bids received for San Francisco Water 
Department Contract No. WD-2020, 8-Inch Ductile Iron 
Main Installation in Francisco, Chestnut, Lombard and 
other streets, and authorizing readvertisement of the 
contract as San Francisco Water Department Contract 
No. WD-2020R. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0238 MR Approving Contract Modification No. 32 totaling 

$148,800, to Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-859 - 
Harrison Street Facility - General Construction. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0239 GM Appointing Judith L. Teichman to serve as Alternate 
Trustee on the Transport Workers Union-San Francisco 
Municipal Railway Trust Fund Board of Trustees. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0240 WD Approving the conveyance of additional easement area 
to the Alameda County Flood Control and Water 
Conservation District for enlargement of storm 
drainage facilities, and authorizing the Director of 
Property to prepare the necessary legislation for the 
enactment by the Board of Supervisors. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0241 WD Rejecting the sole bid received on May 31, 1989 for 
Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-1011, Presidio 
Yard - Security Fencing and Gates, and authorizing 
readvertisement of the contract under Municipal 
Railway Contract No. MR-1011R. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0242 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to 
modify the Municipal Railway's contract with Carlton 
Associates to provide a total of $150,000 for the 
implementation of the automated vehicle maintenance 
system, extending the completion date to June 30, 1990 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0243 E Authorizing and approving the substitution of 

subcontractor, American Fire Protection System, for 
Orvin Fire Protection Inc. to perform the fire 
sprinkler installation work under San Francisco Muni 
Railway Contract No. MR-860, Treat Avenue (William B 
Scott) Facility, General Construction. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0244 E Authorizing the Manager of Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to negotiate and execute a Professional 
Services Agreement with Sverdrup Corporation to 
provide specialized engineering services not to exceed 
$350,000, for a term of two years. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0245 E Authorizing the Manager of Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to negotiate and execute a Professional 
Services Agreement with Converse Consultants Northern 
California and Manna Consultants, Inc., a joint 
association, for an amount not to exceed $140,000, for 
a structural analysis of Priest Dam. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0246 E Authorizing the Manager of Utilities Engineering Bureau 
to negotiate and execute a Professional Services 
Contract with Leedshill-Herkenhof f with AGS, Inc., for 
an amount not to exceed $150,000, for a Needs 
Assessment Study of Balboa and Francisco Reservoirs. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0247 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 

negotiate and execute a Professional Services Contract 
with Brown, Vence & Associates to perform energy 
efficiency design review and technology transfer of 
municipal capital improvement projects in the 
predesign and design stages. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

19-0248 FM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to 
submit list of Delinquent Payments of the Transit 
Impact Development Fee, effective June 30, 1989, to 
the Board of Supervisors for their deliberation and 
action . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



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On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0249 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance to 
procure additional equipment for the Municipal Railway 
and the Public Utilities Commission Bureaus for 
1988-89, for a total amount of $343,997. 

Vote: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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Report of the General Manager 

Budget 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported 
that the Board of Supervisors approved the budget with one 
exception. The amount of $150,000 included for a study of the 
municipalization of PG&E was eliminated and put into the Hetch Hetchy 
Unappropriated Reserve Account. 

Charter Amendment 

Mr. Elzey stated the Charter amendment giving the General Manager the 
right to hire and fire deputy general managers was passed by the 
Board of Supervisors to go on the November ballot. 

Stadium 

Mr. Elzey stated he and two Commissioners met with the Mayor on the 
issue of a new stadium. He said staff was monitoring the development 
of negotiations and would report back to the Commission on the 
progress . 

Trust Fund 

Mr. Edward Harrington, Assistant General Manager, Finance, gave a 
brief overview of the Transport Workers Union Trust Fund. He said 
the Trust Fund was established in 1967 by a Charter Amendment and is 
administered by a Board of Trustees, consisting of six members, 2 
appointed by the Public Utilities Commission, one by the Civil 
Service Commission and 3 by the TWU . The Trust Fund partially 
reimburses the drivers of the San Francisco Municipal Railway for 
vacation, retirement and health service benefits. 

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Resolution No. 89-0244 -- Authorizing the Manager of Utilities 
Engineering Bureau to negotiate and execute a Professional Services 
Agreement with Sverdrup Corporation to provide specialized 
engineering services not to exceed $350,000, for a term of two years. 

Mr. Donald Keener, Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau, said staff 
had solicited proposals, gone through the selection process, and were 
recommending approval. 

Commissioner Flynn inquired about the minority participation which is 
usually included in the "as needed" contract. 



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Mr. Arnold Baker, Contract Compliance Officer, replied that rather 
than having disadvantaged businesses named in the contract, they 
would be used on an "as needed" basis in achieving the 35% goal. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Chin, 
Resolution No. 89-0244 was adopted. 

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Resolution No. 89-0246 — Authorizing the Manager of Utilities 
Engineering Bureau to negotiate and execute a Professional Services 
Contract with Leedshill-Herkenhof f with AGS, Inc., for an amount not 
to exceed $150,000, for a Needs Assessment Study of Balboa and 
Francisco Reservoirs. 

President Rodis stated this matter originally was to study the issue 
of what it would take to repair the Balboa and Francisco reservoirs 
and to determine future use. There was a meeting between staff and 
City College regarding their interest in the reservoirs and if only 
one was used by the Water Department and it was covered, that the air 
rights could be used by City College. Mr. Rodis asked whether that 
would be incorporated in this study? 

Mr. Donald Keener replied in the affirmative. 

Mr. Art Jensen, Deputy General Manager, San Francisco Water 
Department, stated that the study as originally designed was to do a 
needs assessment as to how those reservoirs might or might not fit 
into the system and what benefits might be derived from them. He 
said numerous geological and geotechnical issues were raised. 

Mr. Dave Sutter, Project Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau, 
stated that in the meeting with City College they discussed the 
possibility of incorporating in this study the analyses of structural 
considerations relating to City College's potential air rights 
development. The consensus was that what was needed first was to 
determine whether these reservoirs were required by the Water 
Department and the parameters that would be necessary in order to 
make that determination. Upon completion of the study, if it was 
determined we needed one or both basins, then staff could proceed 
with further discussions and analyses with City College of the 
structural and other requirements necessary to support their air 
rights development. He said staff has indicated to City College that 
the study was expected to be completed by the end of this calendar 
year . 

On motion of Commissioner Chin, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution No. 89-0246 was adopted. 

******** 

Public Comments 

Mr. David Pilpel inquired about the status of bikes on Caltrain and 
the issue of liability insurance. Mr. Harrington replied that 
letters were received from Caltrain regarding payment of a fair share 
of the liability insurance and staff was trying to determine what a 
fair share might be. He said BART wanted to bring bikes onto their 
trains and Caltrain wanted to do the same. Since their trains had 
steps there was the question of liability insurance. Mr. Pilpel 
recommended approval when this comes before the Commission. He said 
the Citizens Advisory Committee and Caltrains have been very strong 
in advocating bikes on Caltrains. 



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Mr. Pilpel requested a copy of the Muni Short Range Plan when it is 
available to the public. 

Mr. Pilpel stated that State Senate Bill 602 by Senator Quentin Kopp 
which would encourage transit agencies to coordinate, was now going 
through the legislative process. He suggested that staff start 
thinking about coordination agreements, particularly in terms of 
fares, that could be established with connecting agencies. 

Mr. Pilpel stated he hoped a deal to sell the Kirkland yard to pay 
for the stadium would not be finalized. He said the possibility of 
turning the area into a historic vehicle display related to the F 
Line seemed more favorable. 

Mr. Pilpel said the Planning Conservation League was circulating a 
Clean Air Rail Transportation Act which would provide Muni $35 
million on a 50% match basis and that perhaps the Commission would 
consider endorsing that measure. 

Mr. Pilpel said a rail excursion was being planned for August 19th, 
between Petaluma and Willits, using Caltrain equipment. Although not 
yet approved, he invited the Commissioners to participate in this 
spectacular event . 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:03 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Art Agnos 

Mayor 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



REGULAR MEETING 
Room 282, City Hall 
2:00 P.M. 
t^ August 8, 1989 

COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 

BUREAUS 



Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management and 
Performance Monitoring 

Information Systems 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:08 P.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

Excused: Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of July 25, 1989 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0250 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in payment 

of claims against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
£24,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0251 MR Approving collections in the amount of $10,803.16 and 
write-off compromise reductions in the amount of 
$1,204.36, for payment of damage claims which the 
Municipal Railway has against miscellaneous debtors 
for the month of June, 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, .the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0252 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared and 
recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call for 
Hetch Hetchy Contract No.>HH-805, Holm Powerhouse 
Slope Stabilization. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0253 MR Accepting the work performed under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-862, Geneva Carbarn Improvements, as 
satisfactorily completed; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $1,000 to Erbentraut & 
Summers, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 
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On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0254 MR Awarding San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract No. 
MR-880 (I), Muni Flynn Facility - Fare Extraction Unit 
Relocation, in the amount of $73,118 to Interlane 
General Engineering, Inc. and P&J Utility, AJV. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0255 WD Approving the transfer of $652,600 from the Water 

Department Guadalupe Creek Crossing Project W735 to 
the Water Department Millbrae Auto Shop and Warehouse 
Replacement Project W610, for maintenance yard 
construction work. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0256 HH Approving Rental Agreement with the Miraloma Park 

Improvement Club for the southernmost portion of Lot 
35, Del Vale Avenue and O 1 Shaughnessy Boulevard in San 
Francisco, containing approximately 16,600 square 
feet, at an annual rental of One Dollar ($1.00); and 
requesting the Director of Property to submit Rental 
Agreement to the Board of Supervisors for approval. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

19-0257 MR Authorizing the San Francisco Municipal Railway to 

enter into a contract with Bus Industries of America 
for an amount, including appropriate sales tax, not to 
exceed $7,828,886.25, to provide forty five (45) 
30-Foot Diesel Coaches. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0258 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Municipal Railway 
to expend $33,350 for the Railway's 1989-90 Special 
Events Program; and acknowledging that private 
corporations will provide an additional $11,300 to be 
paid directly to employees through the Municipal 
Railway's Incentive Award Program. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0259 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to 
execute a Personal Services Contract with Larry 
Simmons for an amount not to exceed $40,000, to 
supervise the reconstruction of Market Street Railway 
streetcar #798 at Deuel Vocational Institute in Tracy, 
California . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0260 MR Requesting the Mayor's Office and the Board of 
Supervisors to approve a Municipal Railway 
supplemental budget request for $2,750 million for 
projects to be funded by the Transit Impact 
Development Fees in Fiscal Year 1989/90. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0261 MR Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Municipal Railway supplemental 
appropriation in the amount of $4,378,000 to fund the 
wage rate plus cost-of-living adjustment for the 
transit operators, to be funded from the Salary 
Standardization Reserve; and a supplemental 
appropriation in the amount of $2,412,500 to fund the 
new provisions set forth in the Memorandum of 
Understanding between the Transport Workers Union and 
the City and County of San Francisco, to be funded 
from the Salary Standardization Reserve and Transit 
Impact Development Fees. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0262 E Authorizing the Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau, 
to execute Amendment No. 2 to the Professional 
Services Agreement with EIP Associates, to perform 
environmental studies and analyses for the alternative 
Water Bond Projects, at no increase to the contract 
amount; and to extend the term to December 31, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0263 E Authorizing the Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau, 
to negotiate and execute a Professional Services 
Agreement with James M. Montgomery, for an amount not 
to exceed $425,000, for the Sunol Water Treatment 
Plant Improvements. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0264 FM Approving the Transit Impact Development Fee Cost 

Certification - Fiscal Year 1985/1986, for submission 
to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0265 FM Approving the Transit Impact Development Fee Cost 

Certification - Fiscal Year 1986/87, for submission to 
the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0266 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance, to 
enter into a Professional Services Contract with Smith 
Dawson Associates, Inc., Consultants, in an amount not 
to exceed $44,000, for a period of 365 calendar days, 
expiring June 30, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0267 FM Authorizing an agreement with Caltrans for the 

continued operation of an expanded shuttle bus program 
between the Caltrans Terminal at 4th and Townsend and 
the downtown area, for Fiscal Year 1989-90, at a 
reimbursement rate of $67 per hour for incremental 
Muni motor coach service. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0268 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance, 
to apply for, accept, and expend $7,977,280 of UMTA 
Section 9 operating assistance for 1989-90 MUNI 
operations, $18,801,700 UMTA Section 9 capital 
assistance funds and $4,700,425 from local match 
funds, such as State Transit Capital Improvement 
funds, State Transit Assistance funds, Bridge Toll Net 
Revenues funds, Gas Tax Revenues, Hetch Hetchy 
revenues, Transit Impact Development Fee revenues 
and/or San Francisco Municipal Railway Improvement 
Corporation funds, for the following Municipal Railway 
projects: Trolley Overhead Reconstruction, 
Miscellaneous Maintenance and Repair Equipment, 
Non-Revenue Vehicles, J-M Layover Terminals, New 
Fareboxes and Other Collection Equipment, Trolley 
Overhead Connection on the 14-MISSION line to the Daly 
City BART station, Market Street Transit Thoroughfare 
and F-MARKET Streetcar (PCCs) Rehabilitation. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 



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Report of the General Manager 

MOU Negotiations 

Mr. George Newkirk, Director of Labor Relations, Municipal Railway, 
reported that negotiations with the Transport Workers Union had been 
satisfactorily completed and would now be considered by the Finance 
Committee and then the Board of Supervisors for final adoption. Some 
of the significant changes in the Memorandum of Understanding were: 
An increase in the Trust Fund from $9.3 to $10 million, scheduled to 
increase to approximately $10.5 million in the second year of the 
contract; an increase in Muni operations to be funded by $600,000 
returned to the Municipal Railway budget by the Mayor's office and 
$670,000 added from TIDF funding; $200,000 added by the Mayor's 
office for the development of a health facility and wellness program; 
$356,000 to complete the stress study being done by the San Francisco 
General Hospital through the University of California system; 
$110,000 to fund the recommendations of a task force that was created 
to deal with child care issues; and $5,000 over a 2-year period for 
an independent person for a joint safety committee. 

Commissioner Flynn inquired what the net increase was over the 
expiring contract. Mr. Newkirk replied that the approximate increase 
was $7 million dollars. 

Commissioner Chin asked about the $10,000 to the task force and 
$100,000 set aside for implementation of the child care provision. 
Mr. Newkirk replied that the $10,000 was to bring on board a 
specialist to assist the task force in completing its work and the 
$100,000 was for implementing their recommendations. Mr. Newkirk 
said there currently was no child care program available and that the 
Municipal Railway was not looking to build a child care facility but 
rather wanted to identify primarily those facilities around the Bay 
Area where Muni operators live that are 24-hour operations to meet 
their needs. 

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Muni Security 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager of Public Utilities, stated that 
Police Chief Jordan had indicated the possibility of redeploying the 
current patrol officers who are dedicated to the Muni Task Force back 
into a regular patrol function and was looking into making the entire 
force more accountable for Muni type crimes in the particular 
districts where the crimes may occur. The police chief has not 
presented a plan or given any details on how this would be 
accomplished . 

Mr. Elzey said staff was continuing an internal review of the 
security issues and would have a series of meetings with the Police 
Department and members of the Transport Workers Union to discuss ways 
of improving communication and coordination of security in the 
Municipal Railway. 

Commissioner Chin asked whether a full written analysis would be 
forthcoming from the Police Department. Mr. Elzey replied that he 
expected a document and that it would be presented to the Commission 
for their review. 

President Rodis said he was concerned about the media's coverage of 
the issue and requested staff to report at the next meeting whether 
this media overplay increased the number of incidents on Muni. 

Baseball Stadium - Kirkland Exchange 

Mr. Elzey reported that nothing has transpired since the Mayor's news 
release. He said he anticipated a letter from the Mayor outlining 
the steps that he may ask the Commission to take to bring about the 
various aspects of the plan. 

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Item No. 9 -- Public Hearing to consider the San Francisco Municipal 
Railway Short-Range Transit Plan and Capital Improvement Program for 
1989-94. (This item will be calendard for adoption on August 22, 
1989.) 

Commissioner Flynn questioned whether this was a calendar item or 
setting a date for a hearing and whether the item could be adopted 
today. Ms. Romaine Boldridge, Secretary, Public Utilities 
Commission, replied that this was a calendar item, that there was no 
requirement for the Commission to set a date for a hearing. The item 
was calendared for public hearing today and would be calendared for 
adoption on August 22. 

Mr. Jim Nelson, Project Manager, gave a brief summary of the 
Short-Range Transit Plan. He said the Plan covered a number of plans 
and that in addition to annual updates there were some changes. The 
Vehicle and Facilities Plans make possible much of what Muni does. 
Information is given on the number of motor coaches, trolley coaches 
and LRV's that will be needed well into the 1990's and also the sizes 
and types of facilities that will be needed to house them. 

He said that even though this was just a 5-year plan, in order to get 
money to prepare specifications and in order to begin the process of 
designing, staff must start planning considerably more than 5 years 
in advance. 

On the vehicle side the emphasis continues to be on articulated motor 
coaches and trolley coaches, more LRV's which are also articulted, 
and larger vehicles. 



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On the facilities side the need to house a trolley coach fleet which 
will be 2/3rds to 3/4ths articulated by 1998 means that planning must 
commence for the Presidio Division as the Potrero Division cannot 
accommodate them. 

He said there are updates over last year on both the rail and diesel 
sides. Muni now has a preferred site for a rail expansion 
maintenance facility. The fleet of PCC's and historic streetcars 
will best be maintained out of Geneva, affecting the design of 
modifications of Geneva and the new Metro East. On the bus side, 
staff is very close to an agreement to purchase a key parcel of land 
that will facilitate the design and construction of a new central 
maintenance facility for diesel coaches. 

Mr. Fred Howell, Director, Resource Planning and Development, 
Finance, gave a brief synopsis of the Capital Improvement Plan. He 
said the 5-year period covered a total of $560 million worth of 
projects. In the first year there will be $130 million worth of 
projects, to be funded by grants, Transit Impact Development Fees and 
the 1/2^5 sales tax. In the first year a total of 16 of 37 projects 
will be undertaken, four of them to be funded from the first year of 
the \/2<jt. sales tax. Over the 5-year period a total of 26 of 37 
projects will be funded in part by the l/2szf sales tax. He stated 
that the Capital Improvement Plan provides an overview of all the 
programs and projects that have been undertaken, some that are in 
process, and those being planned. 

The meeting was opened for public comments. 

Mr. Ray Antonio, Transport Workers Union expressed concern that the 
5-year plan did not deal with the outstanding issue of the operator 
restroom project. He stated the plan didn't give indepth discussion 
or detailed information as to what the project called for, although 
it did mention conducting some analysis and environmental impact 
assessment in the first two years and actual construction to begin in 
1992. He said this was and is an ongoing program, that there already 
had been an enironmental impact report with blanket approval from the 
Art Commission and the Board of Supervisors, and that there already 
had been some analysis done in terms of availability of facilities 
and number of trips. He said the problem is that time between 
1989-92 is a long drawn out period before actual work can be done to 
address the issue of operator restrooms. 

Mr. David Pilpel, made some general comments on the 5-year plan and 
suggested additional ridership statistics and productivity charts. 

******** 

Resolution No. 89-0263 — Authorizing the Manager, Utilities 
Engineering Bureau, to negotiate and execute a Professional Services 
Agreement with James M. Montgomery, for an amount not to exceed 
$425,000, for the Sunol water Treatment Plant Improvements. 

Mr. Leonard Swanson, Project Manager, stated that the amended Safe 
Drinking Water Act of 1986 called for more stringent removal of 
contaminants. The Sunol Plant therefore needs to be improved through 
instrumentation and controls and the use of chemicals to optimize the 
chemical treatment. The Sunol Water Treatment Plant was previously 
improved in 1974. 

President Rodis questioned the qualifications of James M. Montgomery, 
Consulting Engineers, based on some adverse information and 
references. Mr. Swanson replied that the unfavorable information 
related to a another group of individuals in the firm. This was a 
different project team, with a much higher reputation and they are 
qualified to do the work. 

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Commissioner Flynn inquired whether the principals of the firm were 
the same as when the work previously mentioned was done. Mr. Swanson 
replied that he was not positive whether they were. The firm was 
reorganized in 1986 and there have been some structural and 
management changes in the upper level. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, Resolution No. 89-0263 was 
adopted. 

******** 

Public Comments 

Mr. David Pilpel inquired as to when the item relating to assumption 
for liability for the bike demonstration project on Caltrain would be 
calendared. He said there had been concern on the part of Caltrain 
commuters that they would like to have this demonstration project, 
but it requires a signoff from the other transit agencies. 

Mr. Ed Harrington, Assistant General Manager, Finance, said the 
Caltrain bikes item had not yet come before the Commission because 
staff was still working on what percentage of liability the City and 
County of San Francisco should pay versus the counties of Santa Clara 
and San Mateo. 

Mr. Fred Perry commented on security for the Muni and the police 
department's role. He said the San Francisco Municipal Railway is 
special and it deserves a higher priority than is being offered from 
the Police Department. 

Mr. Lawrence Martin, International Representative, TWU, spoke in 
favor of retaining police on Muni. He said the Union lobbied hard 
for the Task Force and they were disturbed about the prospect of it 
being taken away. When the special unit was created, those officers 
were specially trained and he was concerned that the regular police 
force would not be. He also took issue with the media's coverage 
without first discussing the matter. 

Although only in the discussion stage at the moment, Mr. Martin said 
it was important that the Commission take a real hard look at the 
matter . 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:25 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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Water Department 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

August 22, 1989 

COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 

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Energy Conservation 

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Financial Management 

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Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:15 P.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

Excused: Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of August 8, 1989 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0269 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared and 
recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call for San 
Francisco Water Department Contract No. WD-2046, 
Painting La Grande Standpipe and Forest Hill Tanks. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0270 MR Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-1005, Cable 
Car System - Furnish and Install Replacements for 
Depression Beams, in the amount of $841,000, to 
Anderson Pacific Engineering. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0271 MR Approving Contract Modification No. 1 totaling 
$183,042.62, to San Francisco Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-801 - J-Line Connection, Homer J. 
Olsen, Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



89-140 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0272 WD Accepting the work performed under Water Department 

Contract No. WD-2011, Repaving of Street and Sidewalk 
Openings for the San Francisco Water Department for 
Fiscal Year ending June 30, 1989, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Debit Contract Modification No. 
12 in the amount of $119,085.05; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $155,780.32 to Stacy and 
Witbeck, West Bay and Nationwide, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0273 MR Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 

Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-877, Handicapped 
Loading Platforms - Junipero Serra Boulevard and Ocean 
Avenue, Balboa Park Station near Geneva Avenue, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Credit Contract 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of $699.30; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $8,526.21 
to Valentine Corporation, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0274 MR Accepting the work performed under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-976, Potrero and Kirkland Divisions: 
Furnish and Install New Bus Washers, as satisfactorily 
completed; authorizing an extension of time for 
unavoidable delays of 192 calendar days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $58,876.25 
to Ernie Lowe & Sons Construction, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

;9-0275 GM Adopting the San Francisco Municipal Railway 

Short-Range Transit Plan and Capital Improvement 
Program for 1989-94. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



89-141 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0276 GM Establishing the Bureau of Management Efficiency and 

Productivity, and requesting the Mayor to recommend to 
the Board of Supervisors a Public Utilities Commission 
supplemental appropriation in the amount of $205,786 
funded from the Municipal Railway, Water Department, 
Hetch Hetchy and the Utilities Engineering Bureau, to 
support the addition of four new positions. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0277 GM Approving the appointment made by the General Manager 
of Public Utilities, of Kirk T. Lawson as Manager, 
Bureau of Management Efficiency and Productivity. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0278 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to 
execute a Professional Services Contract with Gerald 
I. West, Ph.D., in the amount of $25,000, to provide 
psychological consulting services. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0279 WD Authorizing the Acting General Manager of the Water 
Department to advertise and circulate a 
Request-f or-Proposals for professional services 
necessary to design, implement and administer a 
long-term systemwide water education program in 
support of the ongoing water conservation program in 
San Francisco and the suburban area served by the San 
Francisco Water Department. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0280 WD Authorizing the Acting General Manager of the Water 
Department to extend a Memorandum of Understanding 
with the Bay Area Water Users Association in order to 
complete initial establishment of a systemwide water 
education program in San Francisco and suburban 
schools. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 
89-142 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0281 MR Commending Robert B. Wilhelm, Managing Director of the 
Westin St. Francis Hotel, on the occasion of his 
retirement after his 40 years of employment with 
Westin Hotels & Resorts, and commending him for years 
of support and dedicated service to the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway and the City and County of San 
Francisco . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0282 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to 
negotiate and execute a lease of approximately 17,500 
square feet of covered storage space from the Port, 
for a term to commence September 5, 1989 and terminate 
no later than November 30, 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0283 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to transfer $140,000 
from Maintenance Object 109 (Other Contractual 
Services) to the Mayor's Community Development Agency 
(323535) 102, and extending the contract period to 
July 31, 1990, in order to fund the services of the 
San Francisco Conservation Corps in graffiti removal 
from Muni vehicles and facilities. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0284 E Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to execute Amendment No. 1 to the Professional 
Services Agreement with Corrosion Engineering and 
Research Company for changes in the original scope of 
work to incorporate a portion of the Sunset Supply 
Pipeline, in an amount not to exceed $15,950. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



89-143 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0285 E Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to negotiate and execute a Professional 
Services Contract with Water Resources Engineering, 
for an amount not to exceed $50,000, to perform 
hydraulic model studies on the Calaveras Reservoir 
outlet tower. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0286 FM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to extend the BART/Muni Fast Pass Agreement with Bay 
Area Rapid Transit District (BART) for a period of 
one year from July 1, 1989 to June 30, 1990; 
modifying the agreement to delete the requirement for 
conducting biannual surveys; and directing the 
Assistant General Manager, Finance to negotiate and 
propose a new contract before June 30, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0287 FM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute a professional services contract with 
Dr. Norman Johnson, in the amount of $50,000 and for 
a period not exceeding 12 months, to implement an 
organizational analysis program. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0288 FM Requesting the Controller to transfer $2,000,000 from 
surplus 1988-89 funds to the Municipal Railway Stores 
Fund. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0289 BMIS Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 

to enter into a contract modification with Cahill and 
Associates for technical consulting, for a period not 
to exceed 12 months and $60,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



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On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0290 BMIS Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into a contract modification with Dynasty 
Systems, Inc. for technical consulting, for a period 
not to exceed 12 months and $45,000. 



VOTE 



Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0291 BMIS Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into a contract modification with 
Infomanage, Inc. for technical consulting, for a 
period not to exceed 6 months and $56,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

******** 

Introduction of Old Business 

Fencing 

President Rodis inquired about the status of installing fencing 
around Municipal Railway bus yards in light of recent events of 
graffiti and vandalism on buses. 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager of Public Utilities, replied 
that the sole bid received for the Presidio yard had been rejected. 

Mr. William Stead, General Manager, Municipal Railway, stated there 
originally was a 12-month program starting in September that would 
have commenced work fencing the five unprotected yards, the Cable Car 
Division and Flynn Division. The sole bid received was rejected and 
staff is now in the process of rebidding. 

Commissioner Flynn inquired as to the reason the bid was rejected. 

Mr. Arnold Baker, Director, Contract Compliance, replied that the 
sole bidder had no Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) 
participation and could not be certified- a DBE. 

President Rodis requested that the matter be expedited as quickly as 
possible. Mr. Elzey said it was a priority item. 

******** 
Report of the General Manager 
Security 

Mr. Elzey stated that the issue of security was mult i faceted . As the 
first phase, he said that he had received a report from Burns 
Security proposing what they would provide in order to secure the 



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yards to minimize the amount of graffiti; also, staff was studying 
the option of seasonal-adjusting security as the problem seems to 
increase during the summertime. He said he would report to the 
Commission at the next meeting. 

As a second phase, Mr. Elzey reported that he, Mr. Stead and his 
staff, along with representatives from the Mayor's office, met with 
Chief Jordan to talk about Muni security in general and the Police 
Department proposal of redeploying the officers previously assigned 
to a Muni task force. Discussions were continuing and no action 
would be taken without the involvement of the Commission. Mr. Elzey 
anticipated having a full report for the Commission by the next 
meeting . 

******** 

Resolution No. 89-0275 — Public Hearing to consider adoption of the 
San Francisco Municipal Railway Short Range Transit Plan and Capital 
Improvement Program for 1989-94. 

Mr. David Pilpel stated that he found the Plan and its changes to be 
very positive. He was pleased that the proof of payment/self service 
fare collection and ball park service were included as projects, and 
he looked forward to their consideration by the Commission in the 
near future. 

Mr. Stead reported that the issue of convenience stations for 
operators, brought up at the August 22 meeting by Mr. Ray Antonio, 
Transport Workers Union Local 250A, had been discussed by staff, the 
Finance Bureau and the Union. The parties concurred that it would be 
difficult to procure Urban Mass Transit Authority Section 9 money and 
other funding would be pursued. He said staff would work with the 
Union on a program to move the project forward as quickly as 
possible. A 5-member committee, including members of the Union, was 
being formed to oversee implementation of the project. 

The public hearing was closed. 

On motion of Commissioner Chiesa, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution No. 89-0275 was adopted. 

******** 

Resolution No. 89-0283 — Authorizing the Municipal Railway to 
transfer $140,000 from Maintenance (Other Contractual Services) to 
the Mayor's Community Development Agency, and extending the contract 
period to July 31, 1990, in order to fund the services of the San 
Francisco Conservation Corps in graffiti removal from Muni vehicles 
and facilities. 

Commissioner Flynn asked whether the graffiti services of the San 
Francisco Conservation Corps were specific maintenance work as 
opposed to general maintenance, and by taking this money out whether 
it was being used as efficiently as if it were left in the department 
within the maintenance budget. He said he was assured by Muni 
management that this was a very effective program for the kids, that 
they worked hard, were very diligent and required a minimum amount of 
supervision, but he felt that although clean buses are desirable a 
dirty bus is better than no bus at all, and he would not like to see 
the maintenance budget depleted in any fashion. 



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Mr. Stead replied that the money was intended for the purpose of 
graffiti removal from the time it was proposed as part of the budget 
and did not come under maintenance. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Chiesa, 
Resolution No. 89-0283 was approved. 

******** 

Resolution No. 89-0286 — Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to extend the BART/Muni Fast Pass Agreement with Bay Area 
Rapid Transit District (BART) for a period of one year from July 1, 
1989 to June 30, 1990; modifying the agreement to delete the 
requirement for conducting biannual surveys; and directing the 
Assistant General Manager, Finance to negotiate and propose a new 
contract before June 30, 1990. 

Commissioner Chin asked if there was something that is going to take 
the place of the biannual surveys, and if this was mutually agreed to 
by BART? 

Mr. Edward Harrington, Assistant General Manager, Finance, replied in 
the affirmative. He said the contract that was negotiated in 1983 
was for people who would have taken BART and paid separately. The 
surveys are no longer active as no one can actually verify what was 
done then. 

Commissioner Chin asked if there would be a new methodology. Mr. 
Harrington replied that there would be. 

******** 

Resolutions No. 89-0289, 89-0290 and 89-0291 — Authorizing 
Professional Services contracts with Cahill and Associates, Dynasty 
Systems, Inc. and Infomanage, Inc., for technical consulting. 

Mr. Johannes Loffeld, Director, Bureau of Management Information 
Systems, gave a brief presentation describing the three professional 
services contracts and the need for technical consulting. He said 
the size of his staff is inadequate to undertake the particular 
projects and they do not have specific technical expertise inhouse. 
One project is to convert the PUC internal accounting system to the 
accounting system of the Controller's office. Another deals with 
data communications requiring very complex software. There is a need 
for programmers, assistant programmers and programmer analysts which 
command salaries far exceeding what we could possibly pay. As part 
of a task force, this problem is being looked at citywide. Surveys 
in public and private sectors are unanimous that the particular type 
of work as a systems programmer is the hardest to staff, being very 
complex and in high demand. 

Commissioner Chin asked whether there had been any analysis by the 
budget analyst's office in terms of better centralization of these 
services, inasmuch as there must be many computer consultants and 
contractors in various departments of the City. Mr. Loffeld replied 
that the issue has received considerable attention from budget 
analysts, the Unions and others, and specific recommendations were 
being made to the Civil Service Commission. 

******** 



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Public Comments 

Mr. David Pilpel asked about the status of the Kirkland site to be 
traded to the Port, and the AVM System which has been in plans and 
discussions for some years but is not yet operational. 

Mr. Stead replied that he would forward information to Mr. Pilpel on 
the AVM system. 

Mr. Pilpel also inquired about the free 2-part Muni transfer 
available in the Daly City BART station ticket machine, good for 
travel on Muni to and from the BART at Daly City, and who was 
subsidizing that arrangement. 

Mr. Elzey said he was not aware of such an arrangement and would look 
into the matter. 

Mr. Norman Rolph, San Francisco Tomorrow, said the fare differential 
to Daly City station was to compensate for the inequity of San Mateo 
riders using BART and not paying taxes, and the free transfer 
mitigated the unfairness to riders living in the City. 

******** 



THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:05 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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Call to Order: 2:15 P.m. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of August 22, 1989 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0292 MR Approving collections in the amount of $7,027.30 and 
write-off compromise reductions for comparative 
negligence in the amount of $517.97, for payment of 
damage claims which the Municipal Railway has 
against miscellaneous debtors for the month of 
August, 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0293 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Hetch Hetchy Contract No. HH-803, Cherry Valley 
Domestic Water Supply. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0294 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-879, No. 33 
Stanyan Line Trolley Coach Overhead Reconstruction. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



89-150 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0295 WD Accepting the work performed under Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1990R, Crystal Springs Pipeline No. 
1 - Replace Section, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $17,944.72; and authorizing final payment 
in the amount of £37,351.07 to Stacy & Witbeck, 
Inc./Rogers/Genner , AJV, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0296 MR Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-876, Muni Treat 
Avenue Facilities - Site Preparation, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Credit Contract 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of $3,499.90; 
authorizing an extension of time for unavoidable 
delays of 28 calendar days; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $1,000 to Berrios 
Construction Co., Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0297 WD Approving the substitution of subcontractor, Alcal 
Roofing for Ra-Mar Roofing, to perform the roofing 
work under San Francisco Water Department Contract 
No. WD-2000, San Andreas Water Treatment Plant 
Expansion . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0298 HH Approving Contract Modification No. 1 totaling 

$34,424, to Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Contract No. 
HH-794R2, San Joaquin Pipelines - Repair Exterior 
Coating. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0299 MR Approving Contract Modification No. 33 for an amount 
not to exceed $350,000, to Municipal Railway Contract 
No. MR-859, Harrison Street Facility - General 
Construction. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



89-151 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0300 WD Approving the transfer of San Francisco Water 

Department Consumers' Closed Accounts with Credit 
Balances unclaimed for three years as of August 1, 
1989, in the amount of $60,471.24, to the Water 
Department Unappropriated Surplus. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0301 WD Approving and requesting the Controller to draw a 

warrant in favor of Christine Callan in the amount of 
$25,000, in full settlement of personal injury claim 
against the San Francisco Water Department. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0302 GM Approving the Non-Civil Service and Temporary 
appointments and removals as indicated on the 
Temporary Employment Activity Roster, for the month 
of June, 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0303 GM Requesting the Board of Supervisors' approval to 
contract security guard services for the Public 
Utilities Commission for 1989-90. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0304 WD Authorizing the Acting General Manager of the San 

Francisco Water Department to enter into an agreement 
with the Suburban Representatives that will extend 
the period to demand arbitration for Fiscal Year 
1986-87 Suburban Revenue Requirement issues from 
September 18, 1989 to December 18, 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



89-152 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0305 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute an agreement with Jackson Research 
Projects for professional historical consulting 
services, for the period from September 15, 1989 to 
June 30, 1990, in an amount not to exceed $95,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0306 MR Commending John V. Hope, on the occasion of his 

retirement, for his 23 years of service to the City 
and County of San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0307 MR Authorizing the San Francisco Municipal Railway to 
enter into an agreement with the Tri-County 
Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon to 
produce, copyright and market jointly a Back 
Awareness Video Program. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0308 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to enter into an agreement with Jeri L. Mersky, 
Ph.D., for the purpose of conducting a case study of 
the 5-year development of the Joint Labor Management 
Board at the Municipal Railway, total payment not to 
exceed $23,500 for the term of the contract ending 
June 30, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0309 MR Requesting the Board of Supervisors to establish a 
Municipal Railway Graffiti Fund for the purpose of 
receiving all donations of money, property and 
personal services which may be offered to the 
Graffiti Prevention Program; and authorizing the 
General Manager of Municipal Railway to accept and 
expend these donations. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 
89-153 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0310 E Accepting the work performed under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-622R, Twin Peaks Tunnel, 
Electrification, Structural Repairs and Improvements 
by the contractor, Abbett Electric Corporation, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Contract 
Modification No. 7 in the credit amount of 
$436,938.97, and requesting the Controller to process 
said modification without execution by the contractor, 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0311 E Accepting the work performed under Professional 

Services Agreement for Engineering Design for the 
Rehabilitation and Modernization of the Geneva 
Carbarn Site, as completed; approving Debit Contract 
Modification No. 6 in the amount of $8,039.49; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $11,024.59 
to the Consultant, Kaiser Engineers/DMJM . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0312 E Authorizing the Manager, Utilities Engineering 
Bureau, to request proposals from qualified 
engineering consulting firms to provide the required 
engineering services for the Muni Metro Extension 
Project . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0313 CC Approving the terms and conditions and authorizing 
lease of 0.85 acres of Water Department pipeline 
right-of-way land to No. 1 NB Partners, for purpose 
of parking and landscaping, for a term of ten (10) 
years commencing January 1, 1990 and terminating 
December 31, 1999, at an annual rental of $12,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

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Report of the General Manager 

Fencing 

Mr. William Stead, General Manager, Municipal Railway, reported on 
the fencing schedule. 

He stated that four bids were received for the Presidio Division and 
that staff anticipated having a successful award to recommend to the 
Commission at the next meeting. The fencing at the Presidio 
Division is expected to be completed in January 1990, and at Green & 
Geneva in June 1990. Staff will work with the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau, using an "as needed" contractor at Woods and Kirkland. Work 
is expected to be completed in June/July 1990. Potrero will be 
refenced as part of the $12 to 15 million dollar rebuild program 
that is scheduled for 1991. The Army Division will only be in 
existence until the move to the Flynn Division. The Scott Facility 
is totally enclosed and protected. 

Commissioner Toupin reiterated the urgency for the fencing and said 
that he was pleased at the way the Municipal Railway was expediting 
it now. He requested staff to immediately advise the Commission if 
there were any snags or problems along the way. 

Accidents 

Mr. Johnny Stein, Deputy General Manager, Transportation, stated he 
was pleased to report that for the first time in the history of the 
Municipal Railway both claims and accidents had a significant 
decrease. In 1979/80 accidents were 180 per million miles, whereas 
now they are down to 107 per million miles. Mr. Stein attributed 
this to an increased training program started in the early 80's. 

Commissioner Toupin congratulated staff for this record, especially 
when it was made in a much more crowded environment on the streets 
than existed at the beginning of the period. 

President Rodis said he would like to add that this reduction 
occurred at a time when a number of funds for driver training had to 
be cut off as the result of the budget deficit, so that made it all 
the more remarkable. 

Graffiti Task Force 

Ms. Barbara Conway, Manager, Graffiti Prevention Program, gave a 
brief summary of the composition and formation of the task force. 
She said the committee was organized and had its first meeting in 
January 1989. Bill Steele with Chevron and Larry Martin with the 
Transport workers Union serve as the co-chairs and representation on 
the committee includes: the Police Department, District Attorney's 
Office, Juvenile Probation, City Attorney's Office, Mayor's Office, 
Chamber of Commerce, Board of Education, San Francisco Alive, Park 
and Recreation Department, Local 790 representing the car cleaners, 
U.S. Postal Services, Department of Public Works, Department of 
Social Services, Supervisor Tom Hsieh, U.S. Probation and Parole, 
Citizens from the Richmond, Excelsior, Sunset, Fillmore, Mission, 
Chinatown and Hunter's Point areas of the city, AMNI America, 
Gannett, Anchor Brewing, Hoogasian Flowers, Conservation Corp., 
Housing Authority, the San Francisco Rotary Club, the San Francisco 
International Toy Museum, and a state contracted Work Furlough 
Program. 



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Several projects were undertaken during the year. One of the 
projects was a contest in July held at 22 summer school sites. 
Students were asked to express their views about graffiti in their 
environment through literary or art form. Many youths participated 
and art entries revealed some real talent. Deans from the Art 
Institute and the Academy of Art viewed the art and as a result 
awarded scholarships to some participants. Numerous other prizes 
were donated and distributed to the youths and teachers. Another 
project will be the promotion of a 10-min video aimed at drawing the 
line between art and vandalism which will be shown in elementary 
middle schools. 

Commissioner Flynn commended Ms. Conway for the impressive job she 
has done with the graffiti prevention program. He stressed that 
graffiti was a priority and that it was important that this work be 
continued. He pointed out that Ms. Conway's salary was funded to 
December 31, 1989 and requested staff to find money in the City 
funds to continue her job. 

Water Supply 

Mr. Anson Moran, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water & Power, 
explained the graphs which had been distributed to the Commission. 
He said each graph represented one of the prime measures of what is 
going on waterwise with Hetch Hetchy. These graphs would be issued 
every two weeks. 

Water Use 

Mr. Arthur Jensen, Acting General Manager, Water Department, 
explained the graphs showing water use. He said the total use for 
the system was still below 1987 base year levels. For the month of 
August the system total was around 11% below August 1987. The City 
water use is on par with 1987 levels of usage. 

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Resolution No. 89-0305 -- Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to execute an agreement with Jackson Research Projects for 
professional historical consulting services, for the period from 
September 15, 1989 to June 30, 1990, in an amount not to exceed 
$95,000. 

Mr. Anson Moran, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, 
stated that this contract was being let through the City Attorney's 
office on our behalf. This would be the first segment in a 
multi-year effort that would look at Hetchy's historic records, as 
well as eventually the Water Department's, in order to document, 
index and proof the record on a historical basis for the water 
rights we enjoy. 

Commissioner Chin inquired if there was any particular reason why 
the contract was being let through the City Attorney's office. Mr. 
Moran replied that it would be administered by them and our staff 
would be made available. 

Commissioner Toupin asked whether 50 years from now consultants 
would have to be engaged to recreate the historic data regarding 
current activities and whether we were going to set up systems that 
would make it unnecessary to recreate periodically. 



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Mr. Moran replied that it was hard to foresee the future but he 
believed that in protecting the records physically, maintaining 
indexes that we have, that work would be in place 50 years from now 
and would not need to be recreated. He said water rights 
investigations today are different than years ago. Different 
questions are being asked, different standards are being applied, and 
whether the data being catalogued today will answer questions 50 
years from now is not known. Staff's intent is to have the scope 
inclusive and to do as thorough a job as can be done. 

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Resolution No. 89-0309 — Requesting the Board of Supervisors to 
establish a Municipal Railway Graffiti Prevention Fund for the 
purpose of receiving all donations of money, property and personal 
services which may be offered to the Graffiti Prevention Program; and 
authorizing the General Manager of Municipal Railway to accept and 
expend these donations. 

Mr. William Stead, General Manager, Municipal Railway stated this 
fund would allow staff to set up the account that would accept and 
spend donations. 

President Rodis asked why it was called Graffiti Prevention Fund as 
it was both prevention as well as removal. He directed staff to 
revise the title so that it covers both prevention and eradication. 

President Rodis asked for comments from the public. 

Mr. Julius Zamacona spoke about his efforts on behalf of graffiti. 
He said it had been an ongoing problem for many years and that he had 
spent many hours working with City departments, community groups and 
youths. He felt nothing was being done and that money was not the 
way to solve the problem. 

President Rodis stated that the Commission appreciated his concern 
and that they were aware of all the work he had done. They 
understood the frustration he had experienced during this time but 
the money was necessary in terms of developing an education component 
and prevention. President Rodis suggested that something be done 
about recognizing the heroes in the war against graffiti and that 
they should be given the kind of recognition that they deserve. Ms. 
Conway said a Certificate of Appreciation had been developed and 
recipients would be honored at a reception on October 6. 

Commissioner Flynn stated he noticed the resolution provided for the 
General Manager, Municipal Railway to disperse the funds and 
requested that the Commission be furnished quarterly reports on the 
status of the Fund. Commissioner Flynn requested that the resolution 
be amended. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Commissioner Chin, Resolution No. 
89-0309 was adopted, as amended. 

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Public Comments 

Mr. David Pilpel inquired whether the Fast Pass could be sold for the 
duration of the month at a location downtown in addition to City 
Hall. He suggested the East Bay Terminal AC Transit Information 



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Booth as a possible sales location. Mr. Elzey said staff was 
exploring the option of obtaining passes by mail. 



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ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

October 3, 1989 



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COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency 
and Productivity 

( Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Albina Arietta 
ACTING SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:05 P.M. 

Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner Gordon Chin 

Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin arrived at 2:10 P.M. 

Excused: Vice President Sherri Chiesa 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0314 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrant in payment 
of claim against the Municipal Railway, totaling 
£40,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0315 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to extend the Professional Services Contract with A 
Lee Knight, through March 1990, in the amount of 
$35,000, for the Mission Bay/Central Waterfront 
transit planning activities. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0316 GM Approvin" 'he lease of 672 square feet of office 

space on the 4th floor of 100 McAllister Street, on 
a month-to-month basis, at a rental of $500 per 
month, effective October 6, 1989, for the office of 
Safety and Health and the Manager, Bureau of Claims 
and Contracts; and authorizing the Director of 
Property and the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute a lease for an additional 893 square feet 
at a rental of $1,000 per month on a month-to-month 
basis, effective upon approval of the Board of 
Supervisors. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



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On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0317 MR Allowing members of the Armed Forces in uniform to 

ride Municipal Railway vehicles without payment of 

fares during Navy Fleet Week, October 7 through 
October 11, 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 



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Public Comments 

Mr. David Pilpel inquired about the gas tax which was approved by 
the voters in 1980 and not implemented, and if that could be 
investigated . 

Mr. Pilpel inquired about the Municipal Railway providing 
additional ballpark service for the World Series. He assumed an 
additional deficit would be incurred and asked whether a 
contingency for "special events" had been budgeted. Mr. Johnnie 
Stein, Deputy General Manager, Transportation, Municipal Railway, 
replied that it had not. This extra service had not been 
anticipated and the Municipal Railway was mandated to provide the 
service . 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 2:23 P.M 



ALBINA ARIETTA 
Acting Secretary 



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^. PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

October 10, 1989 

COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



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DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency 
and Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:12 P.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, 
Commissioner Gordon Chin 

Excused: Vice President Sherri Chiesa, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of September 12, 1989 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0318 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totaling $221,556.53. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0319 WD Approving collections for the months of June, July 
and August 1989, of charges for damages which the 
San Francisco Water Department has against 
miscellaneous debtors in the amount of $4,658.52. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

19-0320 BLHP Approving collections for the months of June, July 
and August 1989, of charges for damages which the 
Bureau of Light, Heat and Power has against 
miscellaneous debtors in the amount of $109.00. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

19-0321 MR Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-1008, Curtis 
Green LRV Center - Heating and Ventilation System 
Modification and Rehabilitation. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0322 MR Accepting the work performed under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-980-R, Presidio Division - Shop Door 
Rehabilitation, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Contract Modification No. 1 in the credit 
amount of $3,632.92; authorizing an extension of time 
for unavoidable delays of 4 calendar days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $2,403.35 
to Erbentraut & Summers, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0323 MR Accepting the work performed under Municipal Railway 
Contract No. MR-943-R Woods Division - Maintenance 
and Car Building Shop Heating, Ventilation and Air 
Conditioning Modification, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Contract Modification No. 2 in 
the credit amount of $2,156.15; authorizing an 
extension of time for unavoidable delays of 280 
calendar days; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $26,569.60 to Angotti & Reilly/T.E. Joo, 
Joint Venture, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0324 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-1985, Crystal 
Springs and San Andreas Reservoirs - Tower and Tunnel 
Lighting, as satisfactorily completed; approving 
Credit Modification No. 2 in the amount of $5,098.71; 
and authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$42,010.67 to Mayer/Amelco/McMillan/Monarch, AJV, 
Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0325 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 

Water Department Contract No. WD-1994, 8-Inch Ductile 
Iron Main Installation in Bush Street between Octavia 
Street and Mason Street, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Debit Contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $50,607; authorizing an extension of time 
for unavoidable delays of 52 working days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of $70,723.55 
to P & J Utility Company and Interlane General 
Engineering, AJV, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0326 WD Approving the substitution of subcontractor, Esquivel 
Grading & Paving, Inc. for J & L Paving & Seal 
Coating, Inc., to perform restoration of pavement 
work under San Francisco Water Department Contract 
No. WD-2018, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation in 
Polk Street between Ellis and Clay Streets. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0327 HH Designating Tuesday, November 14, 1989 at 2:00 p.m. 
in Room 282, City Hall, San Francisco as the date, 
time and place for a public hearing to consider 
adoption of rate schedules to be charged by the 
Public Utilities Commission for furnishing Hetch 
Hetchy power to municipal departments of the City and 
County of San Francisco and to six small private 
customers . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0328 HH Authorizing the recision of $10.5 million of 

appropriated capital funds in Hetch Hetchy from 
completed or deferred projects to balance the 1988-89 
fiscal year, and requesting the Controller to 
consolidate funds for existing capital projects. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0329 MR Awarding Municipal Railway Contract No. MR-1011-R, 
Presidio Yard - Security Fencing and Gates, in the 
amount of $197,000, to Interlane and P&J, a Joint 
Venture . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0330 MR Approving modifications to the criteria for issuance 

of the Regional Transit Connection Discount Card and 

requesting the Board of Supervisors to approve the 
modifications . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0331 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to issue a Request 
for Proposals for Consulting Engineering Services for 
Independent Safety Review of the Advanced Train 
Control System. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

(9-0332 MR Approving permanent loan of PCC Streetcar No. 1164 to 
the Transport Museum Association of St. Louis, 
Missouri . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0333 E Authorizing the Manager qf the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to negotiate and execute a Professional 
Services Contract with Dames & Moore and 
Geo/Resources Consultants, a joint association, for 
an amount not to exceed $140,000, to perform a 
structural analysis of Priest Dam in Tuolumne County 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



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On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0334 E Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to negotiate and execute a Professional 
Services Contract with Wilson, Ihrig & Associates, 
Inc., for an amount not to exceed $50,000, to perform 
a Streetcar Noise and Vibration Study on Noe Street 
between 16th and 17th Streets. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0335 E Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities Engineering 
Bureau to negotiate and execute a Professional 
Services Agreement with Kramer, Chin, & Mayo, Inc., 
for an amount not to exceed $74,000, for Value 
Engineering Analyses on the design of the San Andreas 
WTP Expansion to 180 MGD Project. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0336 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager, Finance to 
apply for, accept and expend $50,000 from the U.S. 
Department of Transportation under Section 8 of the 
Urban Mass Transportation Act, as amended, for 
Municipal Railway Five-Year planning activities in 
fiscal year 1989-90. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0337 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 
negotiate and execute a Professional Services 
Contract with Brown, Vence & Associates, Consultants, 
for an amount of $50,000, to provide demand-side 
planning services for the City and County of San 
Francisco . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0338 EC Authorizing the Bureau of Energy Conservation to 

apply for, accept and expend $45,000 in grant funds 
from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Urban 
Consortium, to continue its energy management 
activies as part of the Urban Consortium Energy Task 
Force Year Eleven Program. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Flynn, Chin 
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Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 



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Report of the General Manager 

Coastside County Water District 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager of Public Utilities, referred 
to his recent communication to the Commission regarding the public 
hearings held by the Board of Supervisors on the Coastside County 
Water District pipeline project which resulted in the passage of two 
resolutions by the Board. He asked Mr. Arthur Jensen to give a 
brief synopsis of the content of the resolutions. 

Mr. Arthur Jensen, Acting General Manager, San Francisco Water 
Department, gave the background on the hearings and resolutions, and 
described the proposed Coastside County Water District Project which 
consists of a pumping station located at Crystal Springs Reservoir, 
a pipeline over the hill for their service area at Half Moon Bay, 
and an additional pipeline down to the Coastside Water Treatment 
Plant. The project is to be built and operated by Coastside at 
their expense. The concerns which various groups brought to 
Supervisor Maher related to environmental issues and what impact the 
project might or might not have on development in that area. 

Mr. Jensen stated that the first resolution urges the Mayor to urge 
the Public Utilities Commission to qualify approval of the pipeline 
project upon the conditions that: 1) Coastside Water District 
agrees to demonstrate a legitimate need for any future expansion of 
the pumping station, 2) the Water Department be a participant in 
studies of future needs, and 3) the results of the study be 
presented publicly before the Commission. The second resolution 
urges the Mayor to urge the Public Utilities Commission to conduct a 
series of hearings throughout the Water Department's service area 
and, in cooperation with the suburban water customers, to receive 
information on conservation, wastewater reclamation and groundwater 
practices. The second resolution also asks the Commission to 
undertake a cooperative effort with its suburban customers to 
develop programs for conservation, reclamation and groundwater, and 
to report the results to the Board within 18 months of enactment. 

Mr. Jensen stated that the Bay Area Water users would be involved in 
the hearings. Commissioner Flynn inquired as to what effect the 
project would have on the existing system? Mr. Jensen replied that 
the Pilarcitos supply would remain intact. Commissioner Chin asked 
Mr. McDevitt whether the suburban users had a written position on 
the pipeline issue. Mr. Ray McDevitt, attorney for Coastside, 
replied that he didn't believe that the -Association had, that the 
contract with Coastside was one of the 30 contracts approved by the 
Public Utilities Commission and the Board of Supervisors in 1984, 
and that the use of San Francisco Water by Coastside was anticipated 
by the Commission and by the other 29 users. He said some of the 
individual cities had written to Supervisor Maher supporting the 
project and he felt most of them had a strong position one way or 
the other, and that Coastside felt very strongly that the project 
should move ahead. 



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1155 Market Street 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported 
that negotiations are moving ahead on the acquisition of the 
building. He said the price offered was being considered by the 
sellers' Board of Directors and if accepted, staff would get back to 
the Commission with details. 

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Resolution No. 89-0330 — Approving modifications to the criteria 
for issuance of the Regional Transit Connection Discount Card and 
requesting the Board of Supervisors to approve the modifications. 

Mr. Thomas Rickert, Manager, Elderly & Handicapped Programs, 
reported that a public hearing on the proposed changes to the 
issuance criteria was held by the Commission on June 13, 1989 as 
part of the 60-day public comment period. Testimony from many 
individuals and agency representatives was heard. Other Bay Area 
transit agencies who are members of the Regional Transit Association 
held similar public hearings. Results of all these public hearings 
were assessed by the Regional Transit Association and its Board of 
Control. The Board of Control has recommended that the various 
member agencies approve two of the three modifications which were 
originally presented on June 13. The two modifications are: 

1) expanding the list of professionals who can certify persons as 
eligible for the discount card to include podiatrists, optometrists, 
cardiologists, clinical psychologists and chiropractors; and 

2) creating a new category of fare discount eligibility entitled 
Chronic Progressive Debilitating Disorders, which would primarily 
include persons with AIDS, progressive and uncontrollable cancer, 
and advanced connective tissue diseases. This change would validate 
our current practice in San Francisco of issuing this discount card 
to all persons with AIDS and would assure that the remainder of the 
Bay Area will be consistent with the City's long established 
practice . 

Mr. Rickert stated that staff does not anticipate a significant 
fiscal impact from these changes and that if approved by the 
Commission and the Board of Supervisors, the changes would be 
implemented by the Regional Transit Association upon their 
ratification by the different boards of the member transit agencies. 

On motion of Commissioner Chin, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution No. 89-0330 was adopted. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:00 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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^ PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
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Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 
Room 282, City Hall 
2:00 P.M. 
-r; October 24, 1989 

COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency 
and Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 






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Call to Order: 2:15 P.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin, Commissioner H. Welton 
Flynn, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the Minutes of the special 
meeting of October 3, 1989 and the regular meeting of October 10, 
1989 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0339 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totaling $63,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0340 HH Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Contract No. 
HH-810, Kirkwood Powerhouse - Static Excitation 
Units 1 and 2. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0341 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract 

No. WD-2020R, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation 
in Francisco, Chestnut, Lombard and Other Streets, 
in the net amount of $251,890, to Ranger Pipelines, 
Inc. and A. Ruiz Construction & Associates, Inc., A 
Joint Venture, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0342 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract 

No. WD-2022, Sunol Yard Headquarters - Replace Fuel 
Tanks and Fueling Station, in the amount of 
$87,995, to Stacy and Witbeck, Inc ./Rogers/Genner , 
A Joint Venture, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0343 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-1996, 8-Inch 
Ductile Iron Main Installation in Bush Street 
between Presidio Avenue and Octavia Street, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Debit Contract 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of $8,547; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$35,086.35 to Uniacke Construction, Inc. and 
Vickers Concrete Sawing, A Joint Venture, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0344 MR Accepting the work performed under Municipal 

Railway Contract No. MR-970, Presidio Facility - 
Modification to Room 150, as satisfactorily 
completed; approving Contract Modification No. 3 in 
the debit amount of $10,196; authorizing an 
extension of time for unavoidable delays of 76 
calendar days; and authorizing final payment in the 
amount of $35,946 to Angotti & Reilly/T.E. Joo, a 
Joint Venture, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0345 WD Approving the substitution of subcontractor, 

Shepard Steel for Mission City Rebar, to perform 
the structural steel work under San Francisco Water 
Department Contract No. WD-2027R, Lower Crystal 
Springs Dam Seismic Upgrade. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0346 WD Confirming that an emergency condition exists at 
Calaveras Reservoir due to the loss of water 
supplied by a mountain spring for domestic and fire 
protection purposes; and in accordance with the 
provisions of Section 6.30 of the Administrative 
Code, requesting the Controller to transfer funds 
in the amount of $23,750 to provide for emergency 
repairs . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0347 P Approving the Non-Civil Service and Temporary 
appointments and removals as indicated on the 
Temporary Employment Activity Roster, for the month 
of September 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0348 GM Approving and authorizing the General Manager of 
Public Utilities to take the steps necessary to 
execute the "First Amendment to Advertising Transit 
Shelter Agreement" with Gannett Outdoor; and 
commending the Agreement to the Board of 
Supervisors and Mayor for their consideration and 
approval in order that the Lower Market Street 
transit shelter program may be implemented in the 
near future. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0349 GM Requesting Board of Supervisors' and Mayor's 

approval of an ordinance amending the San Francisco 
Administrative Code by adding Sections 10.117-89, 
10.117-90 and 10.117-91, establishing three special 
funds: The Market Street Art Maintenance Fund, The 
Market Street Art Acquisition Fund, and the Youth 
Arts Fund. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



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On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0350 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to amend the Professional Services Agreement with 
Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Robertson & Falk, 
for a period of three years, in an amount not to 
exceed $83,974 in fiscal year 1989-90, for legal 
counsel . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0351 MR Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Municipal Railway supplemental 
appropriation in the amount of $34,637 to fund the 
permanent position A903 Anti-Graffiti Program 
Manager . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0352 MR Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a supplemental appropriation in the 
amount of $67,187 to add one new position, 
temporary salaries and related expenses to 
regularize the sale of the one-day and three-day 
passports . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 



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New Business 



Emergency Contracts 



Commissioner Flynn stated he was concerned about the participation 
of minorities in emergency contracts. He said the departments must 
work with the Contract Compliance Department to include minority 
participation in emergency contracts from the inception when 
putting the contracts together. 



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Report of the General Manager 

October 17, 1989 Earthquake 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported 
on the effect of the earthquake. In his comments, he stated that 
one of the biggest problems during the disaster was communication. 
As the phone system was inoperable, it was difficult to communicate 
among staff and public officials. He said ways of improving 
communications would be part of the emergency procedures review 
that staff would be making in the future. 

The Municipal Railway's biggest problem was loss of power, 
affecting the Metro, trolley buses and cable cars. The Water 
Department suffered some minor breaks in the system. There were no 
major problems in the Hetch Hetchy system. 

Mr. Elzey said staff performed admirably in many ways during the 
crisis. Employees from all departments were there, anxious to help 
and willing to work, above and beyond the call of duty. 

Mr. Elzey asked Mr. Arthur Jensen, Mr. William Stead and Mr. Anson 
Moran to give a brief synopsis of how their departments were 
affected . 

Mr. Arthur Jensen, Acting General Manager, San Francisco Water 
Department gave a report on the Water Department's activities after 
the earthquake. He said communication was an issue and that 
donated cellular phones were an important part of the emergency 
work. Reservoirs were intact, dams were secure, water was flowing 
to the City without interruption and treatment facilities were 
secure. There were numerous main breaks but none were major. The 
majority of customers had water. Mr. Jensen said employees 
responded to duty and performed tirelessly around the clock. 

Mr. William Stead, General Manager, Municipal Railway, reported 
that Muni's response to the crisis was a tribute to the courage, 
initiative and professionalism of all their employees. LRV crews 
evacuated trains in dark hot tunnels, operators stayed with their 
darkened vehicles for long hours, and employees helped direct 
traffic and assisted others in numerous ways. Loss of power 
affected movement of Muni vehicles but by the next morning 76% of 
Muni vehicles were in service. 

Mr. Anson Moran, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, 
reported that there were no major problems. It was established 
within an hour that facilities were sound and the source of water 
supply was secure. Heavy construction equipment was assembled for 
use in the City but was not required. He said the area with the 
most financial exposure was street lightinq in the Marina. An 
assessment of the damage shows as much as $650,000 worth of rework 
and repair which will be coordinated with the work being done by 
PG&E. 

Mr. Edward Harrington, Assistant General Manager, Finance, reported 
that he coordinated with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission 
(MTC) on regional transit issues. He said the Fast Pass for 
October would be sold at a price of $10 for the remainder of the 
month in order to encourage people to use public transit; also, the 
November Fast Pass will be valid two days early beginning October 
30. In addition the department will provide 600 Fast Passes and 
1000 tokens to the Red Cross. 

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Resolution No. 89-0348 — Approving and authorizing the General 
Manager of Public Utilities to take the steps necessary to execute 
the "First Amendment to Advertising Transit Shelter Agreement" with 
Gannett Outdoor; and commending the Agreement to the Board of 
Supervisors and Mayor for their consideration and approval in order 
that the Lower Market Street transit shelter program may be 
implemented in the near future. 

Mr. Douglas Wright, Deputy Mayor of Transportation and Public 
Works, commented on the Market Street Transit Shelter and Public 
Arts Program. He said all the steps necessary to put this program 
in place had been completed. 

Mr. Lewis Lillian, Project Director, Gannett, introduced Mr. John 
Suarez of the firm of Heller and Leake, architects, who gave a 
presentation on the shelter and kiosk. Mr. Suarez described the 
design, color, and specifications of the shelter which would be 16 
ft. x 6 ft. in size, also the 3-sided kiosk which would have two ad 
panels and an arts program panel. 

Mr. Lillian said the shelter would have seating for 9 people and 
that the seats were similar to the ones now being used, with some 
improvements . 

President Rodis asked when we could expect to see the shelters on 
Market Street. Mr. Lillian replied that installation would begin 
right after the first of the year. 

On motion of Commissioner Chiesa, seconded by Commissioner Toupin, 
Resolution No. 89-0348 was unanimously adopted. 

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Item No. 13 — Adopting a policy for the Municipal Railway 
fostering a drug-free workplace and environment for employees and 
patrons, in compliance with the Department of Transportation, Urban 
Mass Transportation Final Rule (49CFR Part 653); and Item No. 14 — 
Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of Supervisors a 
Municipal Railway supplemental appropriation in the amount of 
$3,444,604 to implement a drug-testing and employee 
education/training program by December 21, 1989. 

Mr. George Newkirk, Director, Labor Relations, Municipal Railway, 
stated that the proposed resolution puts in place a policy mandated 
by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) requiring 
all transportation systems receiving funds from UMTA to perform 
five specific tests: pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable 
cause, return to duty and randum. He said staff wrote to the 
unions representing employees in safety sensitive positions. 
Several unions responded, a meeting date was established, the first 
meeting with a number of crafts unions Was held on September 11, 
1989, and they were now in the meet and confer process to come up 
with an agreed upon set of procedures to implement the UMTA Rule. 

Mr. Elzey reported that the resolution, which was drafted with the 
assistance of the City Attorney's office, basically reflects the 
minimum UMTA guidelines and regulations. Staff has been meeting 
and conferring, most recently with Transport Workers Union Local 
250A and Local 200, concerning the resolution and the issue of 
policy and procedures. He said the City Attorney's office provided 
an opinion of the legality of the UMTA regulations and advised to 
move forward. 



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Mr. Elzey stated that during the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) 
negotiations, this issue was mentioned but it was decided to wait 
until completion of the MOU which occurred on July 31. At that 
time letters and requests for meetings were sent to all unions, 
including TWU 250A and 200, and the process of meeting and 
conferring began. Mr. Elzey stated that in meeting with the unions 
and staff to talk about the development of a drug policy and drug 
procedures, he made it very clear that his office and his 
perspective on the overall issue was to meet and confer to satisfy 
their concerns but he had a specific concern about the integrity of 
the system, that he had a very strong personal ethic against drug 
use, and that he didn't think it is a type of activity that can be 
tolerated in a public transportation system. 

Commissioner Toupin said he agreed with Mr. Elzey with regard to 
the integrity of the system. Referring to the resolution, he felt 
that although the City Attorney had approved it, it had 
inconsistencies as written. 

Mr. Newkirk briefly explained the specific requirements and the 
time frame. He said Muni, along with other transit systems in the 
United States, are required to have in place by December 21, a 
policy and program to implement the Rule. Drug testing in the five 
categories must be done, requiring hiring a medical review officer 
and providing a collection site and testing lab. 

President Rodis suggested the possibility of asking for a 2-week 
extension of the December 21st deadline as the result of the 
earthquake. Mr. Newkirk said a request for waiver would have to be 
prepared . 

Mr. Bobbie Brown, President, Transport Workers Union Local 250A, 
stated his union had not had the time to sit down with the Public 
Utilities Commission and the Municipal Railway to address the 
problems this policy would incur. He needed more time for input 
and requested the matter be delayed a couple of weeks so they could 
meet and confer. 

Mr. Raymond Antonio, Secretary-Treasurer, Transport Workers Union 
Local 250A, commenting on the policy and cost, was concerned that 
the policy would adversely impact another policy in the City which 
becomes effective January 1, 1990, that stipulates there must be a 
certain number of driving drivers each day in order to deliver the 
service mandated under the MOU. He said it was important to meet 
and confer before the policy can be adopted. 

Mr. Johnny Stein, Deputy General Manager, Transportation, Municipal 
Railway, replied that under the MOU Muni is required to maintain 
1780 driving drivers but this would not impact implementation of 
the program because there is a part-time work force to convert into 
full time. 

Ms. Alice Fialkin, Transport Workers Union, Local 200, concurred 
with the concerns of Local 250A. She said her union had not 
received proper notification of meetings, that they had not had a 
chance to resolve the issues, and that they were not opposing the 
policy but only asking for a postponement to complete the meet and 
confer process. 

Commissioner Sherri Chiesa inquired if delaying action on Items 13 
and 14 for a week would affect the process of getting funding 
needed for the program by December 21. 



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Mr. Edward Harrington, Assistant General Manager, Finance, replied 
that the policy statement can be put off. The supplemental 
appropriation process is much more problemmatic. 

Inasmuch as there was no immediate need for adopting the policy and 
it was the consensus that more time was needed to meet and confer 
to resolve everyone's concerns, President Rodis directed that the 
matter be deferred one week to a special meeting on Tuesday, 
October 31. President Rodis also requested staff to prepare a 
request to UMTA to grant an extension until December 31, 1989. 

By unanimous vote, Items 13 and 14 were continued for discussion to 
Tuesday, October 31. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:35 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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Art Agnos 
Mayor 

SPECIAL MEETING 

Room 2C, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

October 31, 1989 






COMMISSIONERS 



Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



DEPARTMENTS 



Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency 
and Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 3:08 P.M. 

Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

Excused: Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0353 GM Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities, 
or, in his absence, the Assistant General Manager, 
Bureau of Finance, to execute and file an 
application for federal financial assistance under 
the Federal Disaster Relief Act. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0354 GM Adopting a policy for the Municipal Railway 

fostering a drug-free workplace and environment for 
employees and patrons, in compliance with the 
Department of Transportation, Urban Mass Transit 
Administration Final Rule (49CFR Part 653). 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Chin 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

*********** 

Resolution No. 89-0354 — Adopting a policy for the Municipal 
Railway fostering a drug-free workplace and environment for 
employees and patrons, in compliance with the Department of 
Transportation, Urban Mass Transit Administration Final Rule (49CFR 
Part 653). 

Mr. Thomas J. Elzey, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported 
that staff met with the Transport Workers Union, Local 250A and 
Local 200 and reached agreement regarding the policy. The 
resolution was revised to incorporate the unions' concerns. 

Mr. Bobbie Brown, President, Transport Workers Union, Local 250A, 
stated that the union had no objection to the policy as currently 
proposed . 

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Ms. Joan Braconi, Coordinator for Local 790, objected to adoption 
of the policy because their members would be covered by it and 
negotiations with Local 790 had not been concluded. She stated 
that the union had been waiting for a response from the Municipal 
Railway regarding which classifications are covered by the policy, 
and had not reviewed the proposed policy. 

Mr. George Newkirk, Director, Labor Relations, Municipal Railway, 
replied that staff is in the meet and confer process with Local 790 
and other unions regarding the procedures to implement the drug 
policy, not on the policy. All unions received copies of the draft 
policy, draft procedures and UMTA Rule in September 1989. 
Discussions with Local 790 have centered around whether classes 
9102 - Transit Car Cleaner and 9131 - Station Agent are safety 
sensitive positions and therefore would be covered by this policy. 
In response to questions by the Commission, Mr. Newkirk pointed out 
that the Transport Workers Union, Local 250A, had an existing 
specific policy covering alcohol and drugs. Local 790 does not 
have such a policy. Staff met with Local 250A because the proposed 
policy would affect the existing policy. 

Mr. Elzey stated that staff discussed with the Mayor's Office the 
possibility of seeking a waiver from UMTA due to special 
circumstances brought about by the earthquake and its finanicl 
impact on the City. The Mayor's Office concurred in that approach, 
and suggested that we indicate our intent to comply by adopting a 
policy. The waiver would defer implementation of the policy. 
Therefore, staff recommends that the Commission act on the policy 
today and defer action on the supplemental appropriation item. 
Staff will continue to meet with the union on a drug 
education/rehabilitation program. 

Mr. William Stead, General Manager of the Municipal Railway, 
reported that on the advice of the City Attorney's Office, all 
affected unions were sent copies of the draft policy and 
procedures. Regarding inclusion of employees covered by Local 790 
as safety sensitive, Mr. Stead said that he recommends designating 
Station Agent and Car Cleaner classifications as safety sensitive. 
Station Agents have responsibility for evacuating trains in times 
of emergency and making life or death decisions. Car Cleaners move 
vehicles around the yard during servicing and position 30,000 pound 
buses over pits and on lifts. Other employees could be injured if 
these functions are not performed properly. 

Commissioner Flynn moved to adopt the policy and Commissioner Chin 
seconded, noting that this policy is a reiteration of UMTA ' s 
regulation and guidelines. Resolution No. 89-0354 was unanimously 
adopted . 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 4:15 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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Government Documents 
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CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 
Room 282, City Hall 
2:00 P.M. 
"^ November 14, 1989 

COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



^OUMEftTS DEPT. 

DEC 6 W3 



DEPARTMENTS 
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Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency 
and Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:10 P.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner Arthur V. Toupin, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn arrived at 2:12 P.M. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of October 24, 1989 and the special meeting of October 31, 
1989 were approved. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0355 HH Adopting Rate Schedules for Furnishing Hetch Hetchy 
Power to Private Consumers and Certain Municipal 
Departments of the City and County of San 
Francisco; providing for automatic changes in 
applicable rates authorized by the State Public 
Utilities Commission; and authorizing the General 
Manager of Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, subject to 
the approval of the General Manager of Public 
Utilities, to establish the cost of electric 
service to the Municipal Departments of the City 
and County of San Francisco. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0356 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totaling $55,996.27. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0357 MR Approving collections of charges for damages which 
the San Francisco Municipal Railway has against 
miscellaneous debtors in the amount of $22,369.75 
and write-off compromise reductions for comparative 
negligence in the amount of $8,969.03, for the 
month of September, 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



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On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0358 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-1963R, Reroofing 
SFWD City Distribution Division Buildings, as 
satisfactorily completed; authorizing an extension 
of time for an unavoidable delay of 154 calendar 
days; and authorizing final payment in the amount 
of $39,503.45 to Anderson Roofing and Sheet Metal 
Co., Inc., Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0359 MR Accepting the work performed under Municipal 

Railway Contract No. MR-1003 Presidio Facility - 
Roof Repair as satisfactorily completed; approving 
Contract Modification No. 1 in the amount of 
$392.15; authorizing an extension of time of 168 
calendar days for unavoidable delays; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$6,982.85, to the Contractor, A-Plus Roofing. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0360 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract 

No. WD-2023, 16-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation 
in Fillmore Street between Haight Street and Ellis 
Street, in the net amount of $415,445.00, to D'Arcy 
and Harty Construction Co. Inc., as the lowest 
responsive bidder. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0361 P Approving the Non-Civil Service and Temporary 
appointments and removals as indicated on the 
Temporary Employment Activity Roster, for the month 
of October 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0362 HH Authorizing the General Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water 
and Power, to negotiate and execute a professional 
services agreement with Stone and Webster 
Management Consultants, Inc. to provide "as-needed" 
power planning services for a period of five years 
and an amount not to exceed $150,000 the first year 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 
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On motion of Flynn, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted in Executive 
Session: 

89-0363 Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities 

Engineering Bureau to modify Contract No. 757 and 
to execute the necessary agreements in resolution 
of the disputes between the Public Utilities 
Commission and Tutor-Saliba Corporation. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted in Executive 
Session: 

89-0364 Authorizing the Manager of the Utilities 

Engineering Bureau to modify Contract No. 536 to 
retain $590,000 and to execute the necessary 
agreements for resolution of the disputes between 
the Public Utilities Commission and Sulzer USA, Inc, 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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Old Business 

Emergency Contracting 

President Rodis stated that the report recently submitted by Mr. 
Arnold Baker, Contract Compliance Officer, Public Utilities 
Commission, detailing a list of contractors used during the 
earthquake emergency, showed that none were minorities. He 
inquired if a review had been made as to why that was so and what 
steps were taken to insure that future cases of emergency conform 
with the affirmative action program of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

Mr. Thomas Elzey, General Manager of Public Utilities, replied that 
he had reiterated to staff the standing affirmative action policy 
and directed that in the future emergency contracts must be 
coordinated through the contract compliance officer. Mr. Elzey 
said he was confident that those particular guidelines will be 
adhered to by staff. 

Mr. Elzey stated that although not shown in the list, there were 
several large contracts for emergency main breaks that included a 
sizable minority portion. 

Report of the General Manager 

Paratransit Fund 

Mr. Thomas Rickert, Manager, Elderly and Handicapped Program, 
reported that a solicitation for donations to the Paratransit Fund 
was inserted in the February and March water bill cycle. 



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It was sent to over 150,000 households in San Francisco and was 
very successful. A total of $29,000 was received from 1583 
donors. As a direct result, 50 persons needing life support 
services are now receiving weekly taxi and van transportation. 
There are 3000 disabled individuals on the waiting list and more 
are anticipated. He said a percent of projected revenues from the 
transportation sales tax will be targeted to double paratransit 
services over the next four years to address the needs of these 
persons. A second solicitation to the donors who contributed will 
be sent out in early December. 

San Mateo Golf Course Proposal 

Mr. Elzey requested that Mr. Wright comment briefly on the history 
of this proposal and to reiterate the Mayor's request for the 
Commission to take an active role in the development of a golf 
course . 

Mr. Douglas Wright, Deputy Mayor, stated that the San Mateo County 
Board of Supervisors' consideration of this golf course dated back 
quite a few years and throughout that time the Water Department was 
involved in various ways assessing alternative sites. In the last 
year and a half, work moved forward more agressively in terms of an 
examination of sites involved and a determination made that a 
watershed site makes a great deal of sense. He said that Ms. Mary 
Griffin, President, Board of Supervisors, County of San Mateo, had 
communicated to Mayor Agnos requesting that San Francisco consider 
taking the lead agency responsibility in the further development of 
the golf course. Mayor Agnos responded that he would request that 
the Public Utilities Commission take steps to assume responsibility 
for the further development of the project. Mr. Wright said there 
were parties in favor and in opposition to this golf course and 
that any course of action by the Commission would generate a high 
level of interest down the peninsula. 

Mr. Arthur Jensen, Acting General Manager, San Francisco Water 
Department, stated that in 1968 a plan was put together which 
identified a number of potential recreational sites and uses, and a 
golf course is one of them. 

Commissioner Arthur Toupin inquired about the costs that may be 
involved in the planning and development phase and how this would 
be handled. Mr. Wright replied that he did not have that 
information. Mr. Elzey said staff would prepare a report on the 
various options and alternatives and get back to the Commission. 

Ms. Nancy Alexander, Planning Director, City of Woodside, stated 
that the study done earlier concluded that the watershed was not an 
appropriate location for a golf course and that an economic 
feasibility study had already been prepared. She said the City is 
the lead agency for the project and that an Environmental Impact 
Report must be done before a decision is made whether or not a golf 
course is an appropriate use for watershed land. 

Ms. Alexander said the public had not had the opportunity to review 
and speak on this project, which was very frustrating, and that it 
had been taken out of Water Department review and put into the 
Mayor's office so that the source of information had been cut off 
and they could not get any information as to when it was going to 
be heard before the Commission. 



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Ms. Alexander stated that the City of Woodside feels that the 
concept of a golf course on the watershed is fundamentally flawed: 
1) it jeopardizes the drinking water supply, especially in an 
emergency; 2) opens the watershed for all sorts of development on 
land that is critical to our health; and 3) golf courses are very 
water consumptive and the Water Department is very concerned about 
the running out of water. She said if the golf course were built 
on any location other than a watershed, recycled water could be 
used, but not on top of the watershed. 

Commissioner Flynn asked if any public hearings had been held in 
San Mateo County. Mr. David Christy, Director of Parks and 
Recreation in San Mateo County, stated he was representing the 
Board of Supervisors today, and that the Board had heard Ms. 
Alexander's comments, that she appeared before them, and that she 
had made her feelings and those of Woodside well known. He thought 
she had some valid points that need to be looked at before 
decisions are made. 

Drug Testing 

Mr. Elzey stated that he received a letter from Mr. Steven Diaz, 
Chief Counsel of the Urban Mass Transportation Association, denying 
the request for a time extension on the application of the UMTA 
drug testing regulation. The tone of the letter suggested that we 
were not in fact requesting a waiver within the guidelines of the 
regulations which we were fully aware of. Mr. Elsey stated that 
staff remains very firm with regard to the policy that has been 
established by the Commission and our desire to move forward on 
this issue. He said the Mayor met with Mr. Samuel Skinner, U.S. 
Secretary of Transportation today and would follow up with a letter 
to Mr. Skinner reiterating some of the points made in the original 
transmission to Mr. Diaz requesting a time extension. It is hoped 
that the time extension will be granted but if not we will be back 
facing the issue of the time deadline of December 21 for 
implementation of the program and policy. If we are unsuccessful 
in obtaining the waiver, staff will submit a request for a 
supplemental appropriation to the Commission. 

President Rodis asked if it would not be better to proceed on the 
basis of the fact that this has been denied and move now. 
Commissioner Flynn concurred with President Rodis and said that 
some plan ought to be available if needed on short notice. Mr. 
Elzey replied that if we receive a negative response we would call 
an emergency meeting of the Commission. 

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Resolution No. 89-0355 -- Public Hearing to consider adopting Rate 
Schedules for Furnishing Hetch Hetchy Power to Private Consumers 
and Certain Municipal Departments of the City and County of San 
Francisco; and providing for automatic changes in applicable rates 
authorized by the State Public Utilities Commission; and 
authorizing the General Manager of Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, 
subject to the approval of the General Manager of Public Utilities, 
to establish the cost of electric service to the Municipal 
Departments of the City and County of San Francisco. 

Mr. Lawrence Klein, Deputy General Manager, Hetch Hetchy, stated 
that this measure would extend the present practice and simplify 
our billing procedures. He said over 80% of our power is sold 
under existing contracts with rates that are either set by contract 
or automatically adjusted. The proposal is to take one class of 
the remaining customers, those who pay essentially full commercial 



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rates, and bring them in conformance with the rest of our customers 
who pay full commercial rates by allowing an automatic updating of 
their rates to the applicable PG&E rates. The other class of 
customers included in this proposal are City departments that pay 
discounted rates. Currently, the revenue that would come from such 
a department is calculated at full PG&E rates, and then a discount 
is provided across the board to all departments so that the cost of 
service is recovered. He said that procedure was approved and 
established by the Commission and each year the discounted rate is 
proposed by the General Manager of Hetch Hetchy and approved by the 
General Manager of Public Utilities. 

Instead of that cumbersome calculation, staff is proposing to go 
directly to a cost of service rate and recovering the cost of 
providing that power uniformly across to all general fund 
departments that get the discounted cost of power. Once the change 
in calculation of their rate is approved, it would continue to be 
reviewed and updated yearly. 

Commissioner Flynn asked about the rationale for the wording in the 
second resolved of the resolution ,... "BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That 
the adopted rates shall henceforth rise or fall automatically with 
changes in applicable rates authorized by the State Public 
Utilities Commission, without the need of notice and public hearing 
before this Commission." He took issue with the clause "without 
the need of notice and public hearing before the Commission." 

Mr. Len Snaider of the City Attorney's office stated that the 
Commission has the authority to set a formula which will 
automatically change things as long as that formula is something 
where the discretion to set the rates is not changed but it's an 
automatic basis of change. The point is that you can set a formula 
rate as long as you are not giving away your discretion and your 
authority to set the rate but the formula can set it. 

Commissioner Flynn reiterated his disapproval of the wording 

"without the need of notice and public hearing before the 

Commission." President Rodis requested that this section be 

deleted from the resolution. 

Commissioner Toupin asked if the Commission were approving the 
formula. Mr. Klein replied that they were. 

Ms. Marguerite Warren, associated with the Clean Water Program and 
speaking for herself as a member of the Advisory Committee, stated 
she was irked and had been for years, because the Clean Water 
Program pays the straight PG&E power rates. She said they were 
told they had to pay the full rates because they were considered an 
enterprise organization and she felt they were not an enterprise. 
They have to charge sewer-charge rates to maintain themselves and 
pay back on the interest of the bonds as they cannot accrue any 
monies in their department to turn over to the General Fund like 
Hetch Hetchy can. She felt they were paying exhorbitant rates and 
that lower rates would save $2-1/2 million a year. She said she 
hoped staff would take them off the straight PG&E rates, that it's 
not fair for the amount of power they use, and that they should get 
a reduction or a discount like other agencies in San Francisco. 

There being no further comments from the public, President Rodis 
closed the public hearing. 

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Art Agnos 
Mayor 

SPECIAL MEETING 
Room 2C, City Hall 

1:00 P.M. 
November 21, 1989 

COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



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DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency 
and Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 1:16 P.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0365 MR Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the Board of 
Supervisors a Municipal Railway supplemental 
appropriation in the amount of $3,184,819 to 
implement a drug-testing and employee 
education/training program by December 21, 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



89-0366 MR 




VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0367 MR Authorizing the General Manager of Municipal 

Railway to sign and be a party to the Memorandum of 
Understanding regarding the purchase of drug and 
alcohol urinalysis testing and collection services, 
and toxicology quality assurance blind testing 
services . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission 



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Resolution No. 89-0365 — Requesting the Mayor to recommend to the 
Board of Supervisors a Municipal Railway supplemental appropriation 
in the amount of $3,184,819 to implement a drug-testing and 
employee education/training program by December 21, 1989. 

Mr. Thomas Elzey, General Manager of Public Utilities, presented a 
brief background of the drug testing issue and requirements for 
implementation of the UMTA drug testing regulations. He stated it 
was important to move forward right away as there could be 
repercussions causing some financial hardship if we were not in 
compliance on December 21, 1989. We could suffer a cutoff of our 
current letters of credit, and our discretionary grants could be 
affected. 

He reported that the department is facing a serious time frame with 
regard to the request for a supplemental appropriation, but he 
anticipated money could be in place by December 18 for the December 
21 implementation. He said staff was looking at other options for 
funding, such as: using existing Municipal Railway funds, both 
operating and maintenance; reducing the scope of the program; 
extending the cost to the second six months of the year; and 
slowing down the activities of the program. 

Mr. Elzey stated that staff met with the Transport Workers Union, 
Local 250A and 200, about their concerns and that agreement had 
been reached on a letter to meet and confer on certain issues. 

Commissioner Toupin asked whether we could seek a loan from a bank 
to fund the program. Mr. Edward Harrington, Assistant General 
Manager, Finance, replied that a bank loan could be sought if there 
were a cash flow issue but this is not. 

Commissioner Flynn indicated that possibly we could borrow from the 
San Francisco Municipal Railway Improvement Corporation (SFMRIC). 
Mr. Harrington replied that SFMRIC only deals with capital expenses 
and that it was his understanding every loan made from them had 
been capital related. Commissioner Toupin felt this could be 
classified as capital. 

Mr. Elzey said staff would look into that option. 

Mr. Lawrence Martin, International Representative, TWU, stated that 
the Union was not in total agreement on issues before the 
Commission today, and that a letter of agreement was written by the 
General Manager of Public Utilities committing to meet and confer 
on certain issues of concern. He explained that the greatest 
concerns were problems with laboratories and establishment of a 
rehabilitation program. He said the most important aspect of the 
program was the education process. He felt the estimated 23% 
figure of employees testing positive was too high. 

Mr. Martin said if they could get 24 hours to meet and confer all 
the issues could be resolved. 

Mr. Elzey stated staff would meet and confer with the Union and 
that if agreement is reached on outstanding issues contrary to the 
Commission's actions today, that such changes will be submitted to 
the Commission as an amendment. 



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Commissioner Toupin made a motion to accept the letter from the 
General Manager of Public Utilities to the Union dated November 21, 
1989, and to adopt the resolution with the amendment that under no 
circumstances will the Commission consider anything from that 
letter if it occurs later than the Commission's regular scheduled 
meeting on November 28, 1989. Commissioner Chiesa seconded the 
motion. Resolution No. 89-0365 was adopted as amended. 



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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:17 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

November 28, 1989 

COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



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DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency 
and Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:18 P.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the Minutes of the regular 
meeting of November 14, 1989 were approved. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 

On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0368 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of 

Finance, Public Utilities Commission, to apply for, 
accept, and expend $47,191,200 of UMTA Section 3 
capital assistance and required local match funds, 
for the Muni Metro Turnback project. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0369 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of 

Finance, Public Utilities Commission, to apply for, 
accept, and expend $32,500,000 of UMTA Section 3 
capital assistance and required local match funds, 
to purchase Articulated Trolley Coaches. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0370 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of 

Finance, Public Utilities Commission, to apply for, 
accept, and expend $18,000,000 of UMTA Section 3 
capital assistance and required local match funds, 
for the Muni Metro Subway Signal System Replacement 
project . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



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On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0371 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of 

Finance, Public Utilities Commission, to apply for, 
accept, and expend $2,284,332 of UMTA Interstate 
Transfer capital assistance, including the required 
local match funds, for the F-EMBARCADERO Streetcar 
Extension . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0372 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of 

Finance, Public Utilities Commission, to apply for, 
accept, and expend $1,500,000 of UMTA Federal Aid 
Urban Systems capital assistance, including the 
required local match funds, for the Metro East 
Light Rail Facility project. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0373 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of 

Finance, Public Utilities Commission, to apply for, 
accept, and expend $1,500,000 of UMTA Federal Aid 
Urban Systems capital assistance, including the 
required local match funds, for the Municipal 
Railway's Fixed-Facilities. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

9-0374 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totaling $93,979.83. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0375 WD Approving the plans and specifications as prepared 
and recommended by staff, and authorizing Bid Call 
for San Francisco Water Department Contract No. 
WD-2044, Masonry Wall and Security Fence for SFWD 
Corporation Yard, 1990 Newcomb Avenue. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



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On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0376 WD Accepting the work performed under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-2006, 8-Inch 
Ductile Iron Main Installation in O'Farrell Street 
between Larkin Street and Grant Avenue, as 
satisfactorily completed; approving Debit Contract 
Modification No. 1 in the amount of $44,588; 
authorizing an extension of time for an unavoidable 
delays of 40 working days; and authorizing final 
payment in the amount of $60,059.20 to Interlane 
General Engineering and P & J Utility Co., AJV, 
Contractor . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0377 WD Commending Frederick Wing, on the occasion of his 
retirement, for his 39 years of service to the 
Water Department and to the City and County of San 
Francisco . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0378 MR Establishing a policy for the use of Municipal 
Railway operated parking facilities used by 
Municipal Railway employees to park privately owned 
vehicles . 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0379 FM Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of 

Finance, Public Utilities Commission to pay the 
Urban Mass Transportation Administration the sum of 
$666,819 for agreed upon disallowed capital project 
costs reimbursed by the Department of 
Transportation and expended by the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway from July 1, 1984 through June 
30, 1987; and requesting the Directors of the San 
Francisco Municipal Railway Improvement Corporation 
to allocate funding of up to $1,173,227 to the San 
Francisco Municipal Railway for the purpose of 
paying both disputed and agreed upon disallowed 
capital project costs. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



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Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission . 

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Report of the General Manager 

Union Negotiations Regarding Drug Testing 

Mr. Thomas Elzey, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported 
that staff met with the Transport Workers Union to discuss the 
items of concern listed in the November 21, 1989 Memorandum of 
Understanding letter. Agreement was reached on various aspects of 
the procedures for testing and on establishment of a joint labor 
management committee to further discuss and work out details on 
education, training and information. He reported that a 
rehabilitation program was discussed and that the Union has been 
holding independent meetings with the Mayor's office to talk about 
their concerns . 

The issue of confidentiality of the program was discussed and staff 
agreed to put together guidelines which will be strictly adhered 
to. Mr. Elzey stated that the Transport Workers Union would 
provide input with regard to the Safety Sensitive classifications. 
Agreement was reached regarding the selection of a Medical Review 
Officer and the Union will have a representative on the selection 
panel . 

Mr. Elzey felt the meeting was very productive. 

Mr. Lawrence Martin, International Representative, TWU, concurred 
with Mr. Elzey that a lot was accomplished at the meeting. He 
reiterated the importance of an education and rehabilitation 
program. He said they were having separate meetings with the 
Mayor's office to talk about these issues, and that the date of 
December 12 was set for a meeting with City and public groups to 
discuss drugs and substance abuse. He felt this was a community 
problem and people should become involved. 

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Public Hearing 

Resolutions No. 89-0368, 89-0369, 89-0370, 89-0371, 89-0372 and 
89-0373 — Authorizing the Assistant General Manager of Finance, 
Public Utilities Commission, to apply for, accept, and expend 
federal grant funds for certain projects. 

Mr. Edward Harrington, Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
explained the guidelines for applying for federal grants under 
Urban Mass Transportation Administration, Section 3 funds, which 
are discretionary, and Section 9 funds, which are formula based. 

Mr. Harrington described the projects listed below: 

Muni Metro Turnback $47,191,200 

Purchase of Articulated Trolley Coaches 32,500,000 

Muni Metro Subway Signal System Replacement 18,000,000 

F-EMBARCADERO Streetcar Extension 2,284,332 

Metro East Light Rail Facility 1,500,000 

Municipal Railway's Fixed-Facilities 1,500,000 

President Rodis asked for public comments. There were none. The 
public hearing was closed. 

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Resolution No. 89-0378 — Establishing a policy for the use of 
Municipal Railway operated parking facilities used by Municipal 
Railway employees to park privately owned vehicles. 

Mr. Elzey explained that the William H. Scott facility provides 
parking for the employees who operate out of the H. Welton Flynn 
Motor Coach Division. The City Attorney's office issued an opinion 
in regards to the liability of individuals who utilize that 
facility to park their vehicles and recommended establishing a 
policy and a liability waiver agreement to protect both the 
City's and employees' interests. 

Commissioner Chin asked if the Union had taken a position on the 
terms of the waiver. Mr. William Stead, General Manager, Municipal 
Railway, replied that the wording was prepared by the City 
Attorney's office and reviewed by the Transport Workers Union, and 
that the Union was in agreement when the program was initiated in 
October. The current wording is virtually identical. 

Commissioner Toupin inquired if the waiver agreement would be 
implemented in other Municipal Railway facilities. Mr. Stead 
replied in the affirmative. 

Commissioner Flynn asked about the City's responsibility for an 
employee's vehicle that may incur damage inside our facility. Mr. 
George Krueger, Utilities General Counsel, replied that the 
department should have a policy in place and have the employee sign 
the waiver agreeement. 

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Public Comments 

Mr. David Pilpel inquired about the San Francisco Municipal Railway 
Improvement Corporation and how it was formulated. Commissioner 
Flynn briefly described how it was organized and its functions. 

Mr. Pilpel inquired about residence requirements for City 
employees. Commissioner Flynn replied that this was under the 
jurisdiction of the Board of Supervisors. Mr. Krueger said there 
are requirements for officers but not employees. 

Mr. Pilpel asked about the backup power at Central Control. He 
said he was under the impression that it failed during the 
earthquake. Mr. Stead replied that the generator did not fail. 
The load on the generator was reduced by shutting off certain 
lights and unnecessary systems. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:15 P.M. 



Romaine A. Boldridge 
Secretary 



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Art Agnos 
Mayor 

REGULAR MEETING 

Room 282, City Hall 

2:00 P.M. 

55 December 12, 1989 

COMMISSIONERS 

Rodel E. Rodis, President 

Sherri Chiesa, Vice President 

H. Welton Flynn 

Arthur V. Toupin 

Gordon Chin 



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DEPARTMENTS 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Municipal Railway 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Claims and Contracts 

Energy Conservation 

Engineering and 
Construction Management 

Financial Management 

Information Systems 

Management Efficiency 
and Productivity 

Personnel and Training 



Thomas J. Elzey 
GENERAL MANAGER 

Romaine A. Boldridge 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:30 P.M. 



Present: President Rodel E. Rodis, Vice President Sherri Chiesa, 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Commissioner Arthur V. 
Toupin, Commissioner Gordon Chin 

On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the Minutes of the special 
meeting of November 21, 1989 and the regular meeting of November 
28, 1989 were approved. 



A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



89-0380 MR Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

payment of claims against the Municipal Railway, 
totaling $54,202. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

19-0381 MR Awarding San Francisco Municipal Railway Contract 
No. MR-879, No. 33 Stanyan Line - Trolley Coach 
Overhead Reconstruction, in the amount of 
$1,161,420, to Abbett Electric Corporation and Yick 
Electric Co., AJV, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0382 WD Awarding San Francisco Water Department Contract 

No. WD-2024, 8-Inch Ductile Iron Main Installation 
in Eucalyptus Drive, Gellert Drive and Other 
Streets, in the net amount of $278,320, to Ranger 
Pipelines, Inc. and A. Ruiz Construction Co. & 
Associates, Inc., AJV, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



89-201 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0383 HH Accepting the work performed under Hetch Hetchy 

Water and Power Contract No. HH-788, Market street 
Underground Control Center - Repair and Replace 
Lighting Equipment, as satisfactorily completed; 
approving Credit Contract Modification No. 1 in the 
amount of $17,992.34; authorizing an extension of 
time for unavoidable delays of 90 calendar days; and 
authorizing final payment in the amount of 
$19,014.75 to Kingston Associates, Contractor. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0384 MR Approving Debit Contract Modification No. 4 in the 
amount of $68,796.73, to san Francisco Municipal 
Railway Contract No. MR-875, no. 14 Mission Line, 
Main to Fourth streets, Trolley Coach overhead 
Reconstruction. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0385 WD Approving Contract Modification no. 2 in the amount 
of $89,840, to san Francisco Water Department 
Contract No. WD-1978, Relocation and Extension of 
48-Inch steel Main Installation in Peabody street, 
Leland Avenue, Rutland Street and Tucker Avenue from 
South City Limits to Delta streets; and approving an 
extension of time of 40 working days following the 
notice of certification of modification. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0386 WD Rejecting the sole bid received under San Francisco 
Water Department Contract No. WD-2046, Painting La 
Grande standpipe and Forest Hill Tanks, and 
authorizing readver t isement of the contract. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0387 HH Rejecting all bids on Hetch Hetchy Water and Power 
Contract No. HH-805, Holm Powerhouse slope 
Stabilization, and authorizing readver t isement of 
the work as Contract no. HH-805R. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 

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On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0388 BMIS Authorizing the transfer of $50,000 from Bureau of 
Management Information Systems Operating Budget 
Professional services to Temporary salaries, to 
fund two positions. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0389 WD Declaring that an emergency exists, in accordance 
with the provisions of Section 6.30 of the 
Administrative Code, to repair a water main break 
and related pavement damage in Laguna Honda 
Boulevard, north of the intersection of Dewey 
Boulevard; and requesting the Board of Supervisors' 
approval of the expenditure of approximately 
£150,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0390 Canceling the regularly scheduled Public Utilities 
Commission meeting of December 26, 1989. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0391 WD Authorizing the Acting General Manager of the San 
Francisco Water Department to enter into an 
agreement with suburban Purchasers relative to 
asset classifications. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0392 WD Approving the sale of an easement to the Town of 
Colma, subject to the condition that a vehicular 
access from serramonte Boulevard be provided to the 
Water Department property; and authorizing the 
Director of Property to proceed with the appraisal 
for a fair market value and the necessary 
preparation of legislation for enactment by the 
Board of supervisors. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 
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On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0393 WD Approving modification of the agreement with the 
California Department of water Resources for 
construction of facilities to allow transfer of 
water under emergency conditions from the south Bay 
Aqueduct to San Francisco's san Antonio Reservoir, 
in an amount not to exceed $700,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0394 HH Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to commit $125,000 of Hetch Hetchy funds for the 
Water Reclamation and Reuse Program. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0395 HH Authorizing the General Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water 
and Power, to negotiate and execute a professional 
services agreement with Bookman-Edmonston 
Engineering Inc., to provide "as needed" 
hydrological consulting services for a period of 
three (3) years, for an amount not to exceed 
$125,000 the first year. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Flynn, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0396 MR Authorizing the Municipal Railway to enter into a 
contract for Phase 1 work, not to exceed $156,294, 
with P.G.H. Wong Engineering, Inc., to provide 
Engineering Services for the PCC Streetcar 
Restoration Project. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

89-0397 MR Authorizing the San Francisco Municipal Railway to 
extend the term of the Transit Maintenance 
Consultants contract, for engineering services to 
develop vehicle specifications and manage the 
contract for the Diesel Articulated Coach 
Procurement Project, to June 30, 1991. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 
89-204 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0398 E Authorizing the Utilities Engineering Bureau to 

request qualification statements, interview, select 
and recommend a qualified consulting engineering firm 
to provide required engineering services for a period 
of 24 months at a cost not to exceed $350,000, of 
which $100,000 will be allocated to Municipal Railway 
Engineering projects. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0399 E Authorizing the Manager, Utilities Engineering Bureau, 
to execute amendments to the agreements with Allstate 
Geotechnical Services (AGS) and Morrison-Knudsen 
Engineers, Inc. (MKE), for performing design and field 
enginering services on an "as needed" basis related to 
the Engineering and Capital Improvement Projects, 
extending the completion dates of the agreements to 
March 31, 1990 and June 30, 1990. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0400 E Authorizing the Utilities Engineering Bureau to 

request proposals, interview, select and recommend a 
qualified firm to provide testing laboratory and 
technical engineering services for a period of one 
year, at a cost not to exceed $100,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chiesa, seconded by Toupin, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0401 FM Designating Tuesday, January 9, 1990 at 2:00 p.m. in 
Room 282, City Hall, San Francisco, as the date, time 
and place for a public hearing to consider continuing 
various regional mass transit transfer agreements 
enacted after the October 17 earthquake. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chiesa, the following 
resolution was adopted: 

89-0402 CC Approving the terms and conditions and authorizing a 
lease of 0.74 acre Water Department right-of-way land 
to Van Van Vo dba New Long Fish Company, for a term of 
five (5) years with an additional five (5) year option, 
commencing December 1, 1989 to and including November 
30, 1994, at an initial annual rent of $45,000. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Flynn, Toupin, Chin 
89-205 



On motion of Toupin, seconded by Chin, the 
following resolution was adopted in Executive 
Session: 

89-0403 MR Approving the settlement documentation entitled 

Settlement Agreement and Mutual General Release of 
Claims with respect to settlement of litigation 
with Chin & Hensolt. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



On motion of Chin, seconded by Chiesa, the 
following resolution was adopted in Executive 
Session : 

89-0404 MR Approving the settlement documentation entitled 
Mutual Release and Settlement Agreement with 
respect to settlement of litigation with 
O'Brien-Kreitzberg & Associates, Inc. 

VOTE: Ayes - Rodis, Chiesa, Toupin, Chin 



Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the 
office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 

******** 

Old Business 

President Rodis announced that settlement of the Stacy and Witbeck 
litigation had been approved in Executive Session. 

******** 

New Business 

President Rodis raised the issue of the crane accident on 
California & Kearney Streets. He asked whether a claim could be 
filed against the insurance carrier of the building, for loss of 
revenue while the cable cars were not in operation as a result of 
the accident. 

Mr. Thomas Elzey, General Manager of Public Utilities, replied that 

staff was looking into the matter and that it was difficult to 

determine loss of revenue because diesel buses were substituted for 

the cable cars on the California line. 

Mr. William Stead, General Manager, Municipal Railway, stated that 
there was no damage to the cable car system. 

Mr. Elzey stated it had not yet been determined whether the crane 
may have caused some problem with the water main there and that the 
Water Department was checking into the matter. 

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Report of the General Manager 

Drug Testing 

Mr. Elzey reported that the first reading of the item requesting 
supplemental funds for the mandatory drug testing program was 
passed by the Board of Supervisors by a 8 to 2 vote yesterday after 
considerable debate and discussion. The second reading would occur 
when the Board meets on December 18. Mr. Elzey said a series of 
meetings would be scheduled with the Union during the week. 

President Rodis asked whether there was enough time to put the 
program in place by the December 21 deadline. Mr. Elzey replied in 
the affirmative. He stated that because of possible challenges in 
Court, and the sensitivity of the issue of random testing that the 
Municipal Railway would move slowly on that aspect of the program 
and only test a small percentage of Municipal Railway workers 
during the first several months of the program. 

President Rodis asked how post accident testing might affect claims 
against the City. Mr. George Krueger, Utilities General Counsel, 
replied that he felt it would not have any impact. The program 
provides for the confidentiality of the testing and the initial 
position is that information on test results is not discoverable. 

******** 

Item No. 15 — Authorizing the Municipal Railway to enter into an 
agreement with Grosvenor Bus Lines, Inc. (Graylines) to lease a 
Double Deck Bus from January 15, 1990 to February 15, 1990, at a 
nominal rent of one dollar; and to conduct a feasibility study of 
its use in revenue service. 

President Rodis asked about the double decker buses from Hong Kong 
that were donated to the City and were still in Vancover. 

Mr. Stead replied that the City of Hong Kong had offered several 
double decker steel wheeled historic streetcars not rubber tired 
buses. These streetcars were not accepted because of height 
limitations and the considerable shipping and maintenance costs 
that would have been involved. 

Commissioner Chin inquired about the Union's position on the double 
deck bus, and whether Grosvenor (Graylines) would do the training 
at their expense. 

Mr. Robert Highfill, Chief Equipment Engineer, Municipal Railway, 
replied that Grosvenor would train our Operator Trainers who would 
then train our operators. 

Mr. Raymond Antonio, Secretary-Treasurer, Transport Workers Union 
Local 250A, stated that the Union had not been informed and that 
they would object to this item on the basis that in accordance with 
the Memorandum of Understanding the City is required to meet and 
confer with the Union on the introduction and implementation of a 
new form of transportation. As this had not been done he requested 
that this item be pulled off the calendar until such time as a meet 
and confer process could be completed. 

Mr. Stead stated that this project was originally conceived in 
1986, that he had met personally with the Union on several 
occasions at that time, and that it had been brought before the 



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Commission for discussion with the Union present. This matter had 
been delayed because there were some issues to be worked out 
between Grayline and our attorneys. Mr. Stead said staff would 
meet with the Union again and that the intent of this program was 
to test the feasibility of double deck buses in the City before 
considering the purchase of future articulated streetcars. 

Commissioner Toupin asked how long it might take to meet and 
confer, due to the urgency of doing this testing. Mr. Stead 
replied that agreement could probably be reached in 24 hours, and 
that the testing would be done under the same guidelines as all 
other equipment. 

Commissioner Flynn suggested that the item be taken off calendar. 
President Rodis directed that the matter be continued until the 
meeting of January 9 and that Municipal Railway management meet 
with the Union. 

******** 

Public Comments 

Mr. Lawrence Martin, International Representative, TWU, commented 
on the drug testing program. He said there were still some 
concerns and stressed that confidentiality was an important issue 
in the process. He said that the Union would be meeting with the 
Mayor tomorrow to reiterate their concerns. 

Mr. David Pilpel commented on the bus service on Market Street. He 
suggested that all runs be filled for better service. 

Mr. Pilpel said he experienced a full service stop on the KLM Line 
inbound at the junction from Duboce and that there were other 
instances recently where there had been full brake application in 
the subway. He didn't know if there were violations of any signals 
but felt there is clearly some operation issue that needs more 
supervision and staffing of supervisors. Mr. Martin, representing 
the Union, concurred that additional supervisors are needed on the 
street . 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 3:28 P.M. 



ROMAINE A. BOLDRIDGE 
Secretary 



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